SEC Football: 3 possible destinations for Alabama WR Aaron Anderson

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Yes, I get it, we’re a Texas Longhorns site saying that a possible landing spot for Anderson out of the portal is in Austin.

But this does make sense on multiple levels for Anderson to take his talents to the Forty Acres to join head coach Steve Sarkisian, wide receivers coach/passing game coordinator Brennan Marion, and the Longhorns.

Texas is looking to add more portal players this coming offseason at the wide receiver position. In fact, it wouldn’t surprise me if Sark, Marion, and the Longhorns are planning to take two or three wideouts out of the portal once again in 2023.

And depending on what happens with the highly touted four-star Louisville Cardinals commit/St. John Bosco product DeAndre Moore Jr. next week during the Early Signing Period, Texas might really need help at the position out of the portal. Moore looks to be boiling his decision down to either Texas or the Georgia Bulldogs heading into the first National Signing Day next week.

Yet, the fit is there for Anderson with the Longhorns. Especially if redshirt junior wide receiver Jordan Whittington is planning to leave early for the 2023 NFL Draft, there is a slot spot open that Anderson could fill right away for Texas.

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Texas is one of those programs that makes a lot of sense from a schematic fit perspective and from familiarity with this coaching staff. Sark was once scouting out Anderson coming out of high school when he was the offensive coordinator at Alabama just a couple of years ago.