UT football coach Charlie Strong speaks at a press conference during UT's media day at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on Thursday, August 6, 2015. Shelby Tauber / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Why should Longhorn fans care about Deontay Anderson’s national signing day decision?

Posted January 29th, 2016

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On Thursday, ESPN released a statement that four Longhorn recruiting targets will be announcing their decisions on national signing day live on the ESPNU network.

One of the four potential signees is Deontay Anderson, a four-star safety out of Manvel. He’s listed by ESPN as the top-rated safety in the nation in the network’s top 300 list.

Why should Horns fans be watching his decision at 9 a.m. on Wednesday morning?

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Ole Miss is leader for his signature, but Texas has a chance

According to Burnt Orange Nation, “Ole Miss is the runaway leader (for Anderson) in the 247Sports Crystal Ball, but Texas may be in better shape than anyone is willing to admit publicly in that particular forum.”

He’s No. 5 on The Statesman’s Fabulous 55 list

Anderson is the second-highest rated safety and second-highest rated uncommitted recruit on that list.

Charlie Strong paid him a visit this week:

His senior highlights:

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