Texas A&M landed a huge commitment on Friday over its intrastate and soon-to-be conference rival. Four-star safety Bryce Anderson, the No. 48 overall player in the Class of 2022, announced his commitment to the Aggies over Texas in a video posted to his Twitter account. Anderson made an official visit to College Station in June, and left with a good impression of Jimbo Fisher’s program.
“I would say everything went well. They set the bar high,” he said, according to 247Sports. “They showed me and my family a lot of love up there. I could see that the culture is changing. It felt good to be up there again.”
Anderson, a 6-foot, 190-pounder from West Brook High School in Beaumont, Texas, is the third-ranked safety and the 12th-ranked player in the state according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. Gabe Brooks, midland region recruiting analyst for 247Sports, provided this scouting report on the newest member of the Aggies recruiting class.
“Adequate size for a safety projection with physical abilities that translate to multiple spots on both sides of the ball,” Brooks wrote. “Height/weight have not been verified since summer between sophomore and junior years. Electric playmaker as a dual-threat quarterback. Easy speed with a home run top-end gear. Sudden lateral athlete with dangerous cutback ability and open-field elusiveness. Verified track speed supports on-field juice. Ran a 10.92 100 as a freshman, followed by a sophomore 10.79 and a junior 10.48. Also ran a 21.20 200 as a junior. Highly productive as a passer and runner.
“Will face a learning curve moving to the secondary full-time. Honing technical aspects of coverage and developing tackling technique/consistency will be key. Safety projection is exactly that — a projection with virtually no on-field context in the secondary. Nevertheless, dynamic natural athlete with the requisite tools to become a difference-making defensive back whose countless offensive snaps should help with instincts and ball skills. One of the top prospects in Texas for his class with an athletic profile that suggests a very high ceiling at safety. Projects to high-major level with long-term NFL Draft potential.”
Anderson is the 13th player to commit to Texas A&M during the current recruiting cycle. That class is currently ranked 12th nationally and fourth in the SEC in the 247Sports team recruiting rankings.