After spurning the Texas A&M Aggies, 4-star running back Rodney Anderson has committed to the Oklahoma Sooners, per Katy Football:
Rodney has committed to Oklahoma. Congrats pic.twitter.com/pMQATXHAzb— Katy Football (@Katyfootball) June 8, 2014
Anderson also posted this photo to his Instagram page:
His comfort level with the offensive system and coaches in place in Norman was the biggest factor in his decision, per Fox Sports' Ahmard Vital:
"The reason why I went ahead and committed is because at the camp I loved how Coach [Cale] Gundy worked with the guys in the camp, including me," Anderson said, per Joey Helmer of OUInsider.com. "I just felt comfortable at Oklahoma. I have relatives there. And I just feel like my style of running fits Oklahoma the best."
According to 247Sports' composite rankings, Anderson is the second-best all-purpose back in the country and 126th-best recruit overall. The Sooners now have their first running back in their 2015 class, per Bob Przybylo of SoonersIllustrated.com:
With the capture, Oklahoma jumped 20 spots to 29th on 247Sports' 2015 team rankings.
Anderson had previously committed to Texas A&M but backtracked on his decision in April, per ESPN's Sam Khan Jr.:
The Aggies' loss is the Sooners' gain.
Anderson is a speedy back, but he doesn't have what you'd consider home run ability. Part of that is down to the fact that he takes a little while to get into top gear. If he can improve his acceleration, then he'll be able to score any time he touches the ball.
What's also nice about Anderson is that he can be utilized quite effectively in both the passing and return games. His hands are one of his strongest qualities, earning a nine out of 10 on 247Sports.
As long as co-offensive coordinators Josh Heupel and Jay Norvell figure out how to involve Anderson in the offense, they'll have a nice weapon on their hands come 2015.