Manvel (Texas) standout 2016 defensive back Deontay Anderson has been a hot prospect with offers pouring in from across the country. He has seen some of the nation's top football programs and academic institutions show interest and he is taking everything in at this time.
"It's been a blessing. I'm wide open," Anderson said. "Everybody asks who my favorite school is and my favorite school is just Manvel High School. I'm trying to get my team to win a state championship right now."
He may be open but that does not mean a few offers did not catch his attention more than others when he received them.
"Alabama and A&M," Anderson said. "When A&M offered it was a relief and when Alabama offered I felt like it was clutch."
There are also a few coaches who have caught his attention.
"Coach Joseph he's very energetic and Oklahoma coach Kish is very energetic," Anderson. "I've been talking to TCU's coach Cross a lot and coach Meat (Demetrice Martin) from UCLA. Those four have really caught my eye. It's just their energy. Being young you want your coaches to have energy because players feed off their coach."
Anderson is in for a busy summer, and his summer tour kicks off right after the Rivals.com Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge presented by Under Armour. In fact, after leaving Baltimore, he will make his way to SEC country.
"Right after the camp is over I'm going to Auburn Monday, LSU Tuesday, UT Wednesday, then I'm going back home and then A&M Sunday. Then I'll probably go to some other ones."
Anderson did mention wanting to check out UCLA and Stanford on the west coast as well.
When it comes to making his decision, he hopes to narrow things down after the season and he already has an idea about what he is looking for in a program.
"I'm looking for a place I can call home," Anderson said. "Every school has a family environment, it's just in their own way. Wherever I feel comfortable and wherever will prepare me to go to the next level as a better individual."