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Calvin Anderson would be motivated to face Nick Bosa
Rice grad transfer Calvin Anderson made the third of his five allotted official visits this past weekend when he went to Auburn. Anderson previously has been to Michigan and Texas, the two schools he has mentioned as his favorites.
God is good. Thank you @AuburnFootball for a great weekend and for giving me the chance to see for myself just what all the Tigers have to offer… and for the record, I did beat coach @CoachGusMalzahn in ping pong 👀 pic.twitter.com/ojHi2SYAzB
— Calvin Anderson (@THE_CONDA25) February 11, 2018
Anderson told 247Sports he’s still in the decision-making process, but that there is something Michigan holds over the other schools. That allure isn’t even in Ann Arbor.
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“The thing that sets Michigan apart, other than how much I like [Michigan director of recruiting Matt] Dudek and coach [Tim] Drevno, is the opportunity to play against Ohio State and Nick Bosa,” Anderson said. “That’s a huge deal to me because it’s a high-profile game and gives any high-level tackle a chance to boost their stock. Also, the importance of the alumni bases is a big benefit.
“He’s the best defensive end in the country, so I would love the opportunity to display my talents against him. I love the chance to play against big-time defensive ends.”
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Anderson has said his goal in transferring is to up the eyes of NFL scouts. They may be intrigued by the 6-foot-5, 300-pound Anderson, who was a three-year starter at Rice. But playing against competition in Conference USA is much different than in the Big Ten, the Big 12 or the SEC. Bosa, who was named the Big Ten’s defensive lineman of the year in 2017 a controversial decision over Michigan’s Mo Hurst, had 8 1/2 sacks and 16 tackles for loss last season as a sophomore.
Beyond going against Bosa and other top ends in the Big Ten, Anderson would be facing Rashan Gary daily in practice.
Anderson plans to make his decision by March 25, which is his birthday.
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