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05:15 PM ET 05.09 | The Northwestern Wildcats received a commitment from Plano West running back Auston Anderson out of the state of Texas. Anderson made a recent visit to Northwestern. It made quite an impact on both the prospect and his mother. Anderson is a 5'9, 180 pound running back who held offers from over a dozen schools, including Texas, UCLA, Arizona State and TCU. The all-purpose back rushed for 1,156 yards, carrying the ball 138 times.

Dallas Morning News

, @noweenies23 @noweenies23
May 9, 2013  06:50 PM ET

Holy Einstein! The article goes on to say that Auston also turned down offers from Baylor, Rice, and Stanford. I'm guessing he'll fit in just fine academically and athletically at Nerdwestern. Best Wishes!

May 9, 2013  07:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Holy Einstein! The article goes on to say that Auston also turned down offers from Baylor, Rice, and Stanford. I'm guessing he'll fit in just fine academically and athletically at Nerdwestern. Best Wishes!

Yep, Plano west is one of the best academic public schools in the state. Well, behind SL Carroll and Highland Park :)

He knew he wouldn't be the feature back at UTx, so was hoping for a Rice commit. Smart kid making a smart decision.

May 10, 2013  08:45 AM ET

Choosing a school based on academics over athletic achievement? How un-American (or at least un-Texan) of him!

Here's hoping he earns his degree from Northwestern AND makes it to the NFL.

May 10, 2013  09:18 AM ET
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Yep, Plano west is one of the best academic public schools in the state. Well, behind SL Carroll and Highland Park :) He knew he wouldn't be the feature back at UTx, so was hoping for a Rice commit. Smart kid making a smart decision.

Shame the Hooters couldn't nab this guy, but it's great to see academics playing into a player's decision.

May 10, 2013  09:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Smart kid making a smart decision.

A feel good story on the FN threads? Whoa...

 
May 10, 2013  09:54 AM ET
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Shame the Hooters couldn't nab this guy

So, does freshman hazing include convincing newbies of the existence of "Rice Owls," sending them out into the rice paddies at night to obtain pics and audio of the elusive raptors?

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