LSU wide receiver commit Dee Anderson’s big-play ability will head to DeSoto (Texas) after he was dismissed from the team at West Mesquite for violating team rules.
“We’re happy to have him here in DeSoto,” Eagles head coach Todd Peterman told TexasHSFootball.com.
Anderson, a 6-4, 177-pound receiver, is ranked as the No. 10 player in the state of Texas and the No. 11 wide receiver nationally in the Class of 2016, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.
He enrolled at DeSoto on Monday.
“His family has a home here,” Peterman said. “He’s welcome in our program. We are aware of how the process works and all the information will be presented to the DEC (District Executive Committee for eligibility).”
Anderson’s absence from West’s spring game was noted. He is alleged to have gotten into a fight with a teammate is among his alleged indiscretions.
DeSoto is located about 30 minutes from Mesquite via Interstate 20.
He reassured LSU fans last season his verbal commitment to play in Baton Rouge stood strong even after many of the nation’s top programs swung by his hometown with offers. Anderson committed last August.
There is no indication that LSU is wavering from its offer. The school is not permitted to comment on players before they sign a letter of intent.
Anderson brings 46 catches, 748 yards and 14 receiving touchdowns to a stacked Eagle offense that has already captured national attention. An ESPN network plans to air the Desoto versus Arlington Martin showdown at 4 p.m. on Aug. 29.
Contributing: Jimmy Isbell (TexasHSFootball.com) and David McNabb (WFAA)
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