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OU picks up running back commitment

Oklahoma’s successes in running back recruiting continued Sunday with the Sooners picking up the commitment of four-star all-purpose back Rodney Anderson.

by Ryan Aber Published: June 8, 2014

Oklahoma’s successes in running back recruiting continued Sunday with the Sooners picking up the commitment of four-star all-purpose back Rodney Anderson.

Anderson (6-foot, 191-pounds) committed to the Sooners after spending three days in Norman for the Sooners camp.

The Katy, Texas, product is the No. 3 all-purpose back in the 2015 class, according to Rivals.com.

The Sooners signed the No. 1 all-purpose back in 2014 in Joe Mixon.

Ranked No. 80 overall by Rivals, Anderson is the highest-rated recruit of the Sooners six commits for the 2015 class.

Anderson committed to Texas A&M in August 2013 before decommitting in April not long after a visit to Norman.

He ran for more than 1,100 yards as a freshman after Adam Taylor, who now plays for Nebraska, was injured.

After playing primarily receiver as a sophomore, Anderson took over for Taylor last fall and ran for nearly 2,000 yards and 34 touchdowns.

He chose the Sooners over offers from Auburn, Baylor, Michigan State, Texas and Texas Tech among others.

Sooners defensive lineman Matt Dimon is also from Katy High.

Of the six OU commitments, four are from Texas.

Anderson’s commitment is non-binding. He can sign beginning Feb. 4.

by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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