Monday, August 23, 2010
Every time TCU recruits a lesser-known running back, you have to wonder if Gary Patterson will convert him into a game-breaking defensive lineman. After all, he's done just that with the likes of Tommy Blake, Cody Moore and Jerry Hughes amongst others. Well, now he's done it again.
Matt Anderson, a 6'2" 215lb running back and safety from Vanderbilt, TX, was committed to Utah before switching his allegiance to TCU. Upon arrival in Fort Worth, he was issued jersey #19 and listed at both tailback and safety. It seemed as though the Horned Frog coaching staff was going to let him show off his exceptional athleticism before deciding which of his high school positions he would make his future at while playing at TCU.
But Coach Patterson and his staff appear to have changed their minds on young Anderson. Once practice began in the early part of this month, he was switched to jersey #91 and was practicing with the defensive ends. Early word out of the practice sessions is that he is holding his own with the DE's and has the potential to be a star once he bulks up.
Oh, and in case you're thinking that 215 is way too small for an end, that's exactly what Hughes weighed when he got to TCU, and we all know how well he turned out for the Frogs. Check out a picture of him as a high school senior:
Posted by Lyle Lanley at Monday, August 23, 2010