Texas High Receiver Jarion Anderson Picks Up FCS Offer From South Dakota
With the final leg of the recruiting season in full swing, several East Texas seniors have a couple more months to accumulate more college options before National Signing Day on Feb. 4.
One such player was Texas High 2015 wide receiver Jarion Anderson, who picked up an FCS offer from South Dakota on Wednesday night, he confirmed to ETSN.fm Thursday afternoon.
Anderson (5-11, 165) committed to Tulsa, the only FBS school to offer him, back in June. But the Golden Hurricane fired head coach Bill Blankenship on Monday after a 2-10 season, which may or may not affect Anderson's final decision.
The coaching change could also affect Anderson's Texas High teammate, running back Javon Thomas, who has pledged to Tulsa as well.
Anderson has additional FCS offers from Central Arkansas and Southern Illinois.
South Dakota competes in the MIssouri Valley Conference. The Coyotes just finished up a 2-10 season, which ended with a 37-14 loss to in-state rival South Dakota State, capping a winless campaign in the MVC.
Anderson impressed at the second annual ETSN.fm/APEC Football Recruiting Combine last June 1 in Tyler, ultimately claiming MVP honors for wide receivers. He ended his senior season with a team-best 41 catches for 644 yards and nine touchdowns, as Texas High finished the year at 7-4.