Georgia picked up another commitment for the class of 2016 this evening with the pledge of Houston County wide receiver/cornerback Darion Anderson. The 6'1, 170 pound speedster picked up an offer from the Red and Black last week to go with prior tenders from Kentucky, Boston College, Cincinnati, and Wake Forest. However it seemed that this was the one he had been waiting for. You can see Anderson's junior highlights below:
Full disclosure: I watched a good bit of Anderson last season. Partially because he plays right down the road from me. And partially because he plays with 2017 QB prospect Jake Fromm, who the Bulldogs have also been keeping a close eye on. My take based upon the times I've seen him play (five I think) is that Anderson, currently a 3 star prospect according to 247Sports and Rivals, is poised for a real rise in the rankings, and not just because the Bulldog coaches apparently have him evaluated highly enough to take his early commitment.
Anderson's one of the more electric players in the state, and put up big numbers in a very tough AAAAA region. Georgia is recruiting Anderson as a wide receiver, which isn't surprising after he snatched 55 catches for 1262 yards and 16 touchdowns in Houston County's spread offense. He also averaged 23.4 yards per punt return. As you can see from the video above, Darion's a threat to take it to the house every time he touches the ball. He's also got solid hands and, while it's not so much on display in this video, is a pretty physical blocker for his size. He'll only get better as he grows into his body. For a Bulldog staff that lost a couple of playmakers late in the 2015 class in Darius Slayton and Van Jefferson, this is a promising start to 2016 WR recruiting. Until later . . .