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DT Darius Anderson

Class of 2016 defensive tackle Darius Anderson (Missouri City, Texas/Hightower) knew his way around Texas better than most recruits in attendance for UT’s “Under The Lights” camp on Friday.

He’s been coming to Longhorns games ever since his god brother Fozzy Whittaker played under Mack Brown.

The two were never far apart on the field on Friday, but Anderson definitely set out to make a name for himself and believes he accomplished just that.

“I did great,” he said. “It was awesome being under the lights here at UT. The environment sold me even more but I was focused on improving my craft and impressing the coaches.”

Anderson really loved what he saw from UT defensive lines coach Chris Rumph, who was one of the most energetic, in-your-face coaches at the camp.

“He is very fiery and disciplined,” Anderson said. “It’s either his way or the highway and I like that.”

Anderson said the coaches really helped him learn to flip his hips easier and gave him some drills to work on at home. He was even able to use them in 1-on-1s, which he said he did “awesome” in.

“One dude got me one time, but other than that I dominated,” said Anderson, who has an offer from East Carolina.

Anderson said he spoke with the staff about an offer and that their message was simple: keep working.

“They told me to keep working, to keep my head down and that everything is coming,” he said. “I just have to prove myself during the season. All this hype around me I have to prove is right.”

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