LSU has a commitment in hand from Dee Anderson. Tennessee has a pending official visit from the four-star receiver. Nevertheless, both schools have plenty of work to do.
Both SEC teams will have to overcome family ties in order to land Anderson, a four-star receiver from DeSoto High School (DeSoto, Texas). The 6-foot-4, 177-pound wideout has three brothers who play for Boise State, where he’ll take an official visit this weekend.
“It would be real nice,” Anderson said of playing with his brothers. “But it doesn’t play a factor.”
That is easy to say now with more than two months before national signing day in February. Anderson committed to LSU in August, but he has yet to shut the door on other teams that are still trying to recruit him.
Anderson is scheduled to take his official visit to LSU on Nov. 28. He was scheduled to take an official visit to Tennessee last week but had to cancel because of family issues. He said he’s still trying to pick the perfect weekend to take an official visit to Knoxville.
“I’ve got to find (a weekend) real quick,” Anderson told SEC Country.
When asked if he’d like his official visit to Tennessee to be during a game weekend, Anderson said, “It really doesn’t matter, but I’d like to be there for a game.”
Tennessee only has two remaining home games this season. The Vols host North Texas on Saturday and Vanderbilt on Nov. 28. Given his scheduled official visit to LSU on Nov. 28, it seems unlikely Anderson will see a game in Neyland Stadium unless he takes an impromptu official visit this weekend.
Anderson, who is rated the No. 20 prospect in Texas in 2016, visited Tennessee last summer. He said he liked the environment, the academic center and the family feel in Knoxville. The facilities stood out as well.
“I love the facilities. I love the facilities,” Anderson said, repeating himself for emphasis. “I like the coaching staff. They are there for the players for sure.”
Anderson is the No. 23 receiver in the nation.