The 3rd Ward defense received a boost with the news that Deontay Anderson is cleared to play after transferring from Ole Miss.
Anderson signed with Ole Miss out of Manvel High School played in twelve games in 2016 and sat out in 2017 on his own decision. He left Ole Miss in the wake of the Hugh Freeze allegations and accused the university of withholding information they knew about the NCAA investigation and misled Anderson during the recruiting process. Shea Patterson won his appeal as well and will be eligible to play for Michigan this season as well.
Anderson played in the Houston spring game, and he certainly looked the part of the number 1 safety in his recruiting class. He's a fluid, downhill athlete with good size who seemed to quarterback the secondary. His size stands out as well; he's like an old school thumper but with better straight-line speed.
LSU's Leonard Fournette damn near killed him in a game during Anderson's freshman year, but the list of guys trucked by Fournette is long as distinguished.