Friday, January 13, 2012

Meet the Future Frogs: LaDarius Anthony

Joining BJ Catalon in the replenishment of the TCU running back corps will be LaDarius Anthony, a 6'0" 190lb tailback from Kilgore. He was the third member of this recruiting class, having switched his commitment from Baylor to TCU way back on March 3rd of last year. I'm sure that our East Texas readers that have enjoyed watching Matthew Tucker tote the rock the past few years will be glad to see another 903 ball carrier coming to Fort Worth just before #29 graduates.

Anthony has been on the recruiting radar for quite a while, after he rushed for over 1,500 yards and 24 touchdowns as a sophomore in 2009. He followed that up with another 1,000+ yard season as a junior, and was named one of the 25 best running backs in the state by Dave Campbell's Texas Football prior to his senior year. He must be toward the front of those 25, because Rivals (who awarded him three stars) also named him the 40th-best running back in the nation.

This fall, Anthony missed the first few games of the season but came back with a vengeance- rushing for over 1,200 yards and 20 touchdowns while leading the Bulldogs all the way to the state quarterfinals. That earned him Offensive MVP honors in District 14-4A. For a brief glimpse at what you can expect to see out of him when he gets to TCU, watch this:

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