So far, Texas State has offered around 50 players for their 2017 class, including nine offensive linemen. One of those linemen is Alief Taylor offensive tackle, Eleasah Anderson, who was offered by the Bobcats last month.
This past weekend, Anderson, along with 85 other 2017 prospects, visited San Marcos to attend Texas State’s Junior Day, “I was able to see the stadium, the uniforms, and then we went out to one of (Texas State’s) practices as well,” said Anderson. “They are a real up-tempo team. I like their technique. When they get the ball, they go as fast as they can. It was real good. I liked it a lot. “
The thing that impressed Anderson the most on visit to Texas State was meeting their new head coach, Everett Withers, “I think of him as one of the best coaches out there in the nation,” said Anderson. “He’s a real coach that wants to be able to help you with not only football, but actually help you with academics, health and also how you live your life as a man. That’s the type of coach I need. “
Along with Texas State, the University of Louisiana-Monroe and McNeese State have also offered Anderson. Of the three schools that have offered him, he said Texas State is currently his favorite and that going to a school in Texas is important to him.
Anderson also visited Houston last week before coming down to San Marcos. Although he liked what he saw from the Cougars, he left his visit there without an offer, “Houston is a lot like Texas State, both are an up-tempo teams,” said Anderson. “We play an up-tempo at (Alief Taylor) so I like that style.”
At 6’4”, 265-lbs, Anderson was selected First Team All-District for District 23-6A at left tackle. Although he plays tackle, Anderson says he can also slide inside to play guard. His Hudl video is very impressive, as he demonstrates his ability in pass protection and on run blocking. He even shows off his quickness, pulling down the line and getting in front of the runner as the lead blocker. In fact, the first 1:40 of his video is nothing but pancakes by Anderson.
It’s still relatively early in the process so Anderson hasn’t decided where or when he’ll commit just yet. We’ll keep you updated on his status when more information is made available.