Adam Henry struck again Thursday afternoon, securing the commitment of composite 4-star WR Darius "Dee" Anderson. Anderson tripped to Baton Rouge for LSU Elite Camp and was offered on July 24th. The Mesquite, Texas native made his way home, thought and prayed on the offer, and today decided to jump on it.
Anderson is a big WR target, standing at 6'4" with a wingspan that exceeds that, according to reports. Though he's a bit light, currently, at only 177 pounds, he still has two years of HS ball remaining to fill out his frame. Anderson will join Stephen Sullivan, another tall, lanky WR and Feleipe Franks as 2016 commitments. Each commit in the 2016 stands at or above 6'4" tall.
His size immediately stands out on film. He's certainly all of 6'3"-6'4" with considerably long arms. He uses that length to extend his catch radius and really flashes a nice, big set of mitts. He does a really nice job of catching the ball away from his body, and shows the ability to adjust to poorly thrown balls and still pluck the ball from the air.
I'm especially impressed with how fluid and smooth he looks, especially for being a long athlete. Many times, taller players look clumsy, or stumble over their own length while they learn how to grow into their bodies. Anderson is exceptionally smooth in and out of breaks, and looks good running routes. He can go up and challenge for the ball in the air, which should make him a RZ/jump ball nightmare in the future.
I'm not sure about his overall top end speed, but he's not a plodder. He should be fine in that area.
The biggest thing here is that he still has two years to grow as a prospect. The Dee Anderson that arrives to Baton Rouge in 2016 could be a 6'4", 200+ beast, ready to play right away.
The commitment also bumped Adam Henry up to the no. 4 recruiter in 247's 2016 National Recruiter Rankings. He's now earned the commitments of Trey Quinn, D.J. Chark, Malachi Dupre, Stephen Sullivan, Jazz Ferguson and Dee Anderson. That's quite a coup at the WR position.
The 2016 is early yet, but already has the foundation of a group that could rival the 2014 haul.