Update-September 2, 2015
The UIL state executive committee denied DeSoto transfer Dee Anderon’s appeal to the District 8-6A executive committee’s decision ruling him ineligible for the 2015 season.
Last month, the DEC deemed that Anderson’s transfer to DeSoto from West Mesquite was for athletic purposes.
I’ll be the first to tell you that I can’t play my senior year!
— Dee Anderson (@DeeAnderson21) September 2, 2015
Original Story-August 14, 2015
The senior season of LSU wide receiver commit and DeSoto (Texas) transfer Dee Anderson is in jeopardy.
The District 8-6A executive committee unanimously ruled by a 4-0 vote, as it did for Duncanville’s junior transfers Matthew Siggers and Jaylin Nelson, to deny Anderson’s eligibility.
Anderson, ranked as the No. 10 player in the state of Texas and the No. 11 wide receiver nationally in the Class of 2016, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings, plans to appeal the decision to the state executive committee.
The ruling is the latest piece of chaos in an unorthodox summer.
The 6-4, 177-pound Anderson transferred to DeSoto after he was dismissed from his former team at West Mesquite for violating team rules. He punched coach Jeff Neill’s son during an altercation last spring and also confronted an assistant coach.
“We’re happy to have him here in DeSoto,” Eagles head coach Todd Peterman said in June. “He’s welcome in our program. We are aware of how the process works, and all the information will be presented to the DEC (District Executive Committee for eligibility).”
But the information proved insufficient. Anderson told the committee he moved to DeSoto due to family matters and to be closer to his church, but later said he would still be attending West Mesquite if not for his dismissal. He led West Mesquite in receiving yards and touchdowns last season.
Rhetoric from across the state signals Anderson’s chances of suiting up in DeSoto appear slim. Attending a private school could be an option.