Calvin Anderson Chooses Texas
No pressure. Just be the anchor of the line and an All-America-caliber blocker.
In an interesting way of deciding where he’s spending his final season to prepare for the next level, Rice OT Calvin Anderson has decided on … Texas.
The Rubik’s Cube master teased Michigan, Auburn and Oklahoma fans in his video (below), making it seem like he was picking each school, before solving the 1980’s torture-puzzle and choosing the Longhorns.
And now he’ll be an instant fill-in – if all goes according to plan – at left tackle, taking over for Connor Williams, who took off early for the NFL.
The Longhorns already get four starters back, and just needed a left tackle to fill in the gaps. However, the line has to be far better in pass protection after finishing 110th in the nation in tackles for loss allowed, and 103rd in sacks given up.
The 6-5, 300-pounder came to Rice as a defensive end, and turned into a starting offensive tackle right out of the gate, starting for the last three seasons and turning into a Conference USA all-star.
He’s not massive, but he’s tremendously quick who’s a rock in pass protection. While he needs to get a bit stronger and become more of a mauler for the running game, and now it’s his hope to improve his draft stock.
Along with his feet, his key is his durability, with 36 starts and the toughness to be used as the one everything ran behind for the last three seasons.