Texas Football Recruiting: Elite JUCO TE heading to Austin

Texas Football needs Tight Ends on the roster and the Tom Herman received an important commitment for next season.

Dominick Wood-Anderson, the No. 1 ranked JUCO tight end in the country, surprised the experts by committing to Texas Football as part of the 2018 recruiting class.

The prediction was Wood-Anderson would transfer to Alabama. Or, Oregon or Louisville.

But, the tight end out of the state of Arizona selected the Longhorns for his final two years of college football eligibility in 2018 and 2019.

Wood-Anderson is currently playing at Arizona Western College, where he rose to become one of the most sought-after tight ends in the country.

What Makes Dominick Wood-Anderson Elite?

What immediately stands out about Dominick Wood-Anderson is his size.

The JUCO tight end is listed at 6’5″ and 245 pounds. That’s one imposing tight end who can make an immediate difference for the Longhorns next season as part of the 2018 Texas Football recruiting class.

The recruiting break down:

  • No. 1 JUCO TE in the country
  • No. 2 JUCO player in Arizona
  • No. 11 overall JUCO player nationally

When you watch highlights from Wood-Anderson, the first thing that jumps out is his athleticism.

Granted, he’s playing against junior college defenders, but Dominick looks like a power forward playing football.

Wood-Anderson can outrun defenders on deep routes, get off the ball in bump and run coverage, and use his height to leap over defenders to get more yardage.

Plus, he can split out like a wide receiver. Think Rob Gronkowski who can play a hybrid TE that lines up next to the offensive line or can split out wide to “box out” smaller DBs in the redzone.

Tom Herman and offensive coordinator Tim Beck should have a great time finding ways to utilize Dominick Wood-Anderson next season. He should be ready to compete for playing time with the Longhorns currently struggling to fill the TE position.