In spring of 2018, Calvin Anderson still believed in his dream of going to the NFL. Anderson started 36 straight games for the Rice Owls at left tackle. He could have taken his chances and entered the 2018 NFL Draft out of Rice. He had one more year of eligibility, and wanted to use it to improve his draft stock on a bigger stage.
AUSTIN -- After growing up in the Austin area, playing for three years at Georgetown and one year at Westlake, grad transfer OL Calvin Anderson looked forward to his homecoming. Speaking with the media for the first time since his transfer, Anderson said Tuesday being a Longhorn all-around has been awesome.
A huge recruiting weekend on the 40 Acres led to a commitment from one of the nation's top linebackers, a future left tackle is soon to arrive, a grad-transfer receiver speaks on his Horns visit, more practice notes, and the latest from some of UT's top targets. It's a lot of Scoop. Here goes.
The most important position group on the field was UT's poorest performing unit for the entirety of the 2017 season. We don't need to re-hash that, especially during the season of revitalization and rejuvenation. We'll leave the disappointments of last season confined to the darkness of winter. Today, it's the Spring Primer: Offensive Line.
AUSTIN -- After signing a stellar class in 2018, Texas had one more rather large hole to fill before it embarks on the new season; a left tackle. Mission accomplished. Former Westlake OL, Rice transfer Calvin Anderson is headed to Texas.
There’s probably no unit causing greater consternation amongst Texas fans for the 2018 season than the offensive line. The unit was absolutely dreadful in 2017 while relying regularly on a true freshman RT in Derek Kerstetter, a grievously undersized senior in Terell Cuney at RG or C depending on the week, and then a rotation of heavy-footed senior tackle Tristan Nickelson and underdeveloped sophomore Denzel Okafor at LT. Texas regularly had below average players (on a B12 scale) at multiple spots up front which made for a difficult time both in protecting a pair of underclassmen QBs and avoiding negative plays in the run game.