Mitch Rodrigue has big shoes to fill as the Colorado Buffaloes offensive line coach. Chris Kapilovic only spent one year in Boulder, but that one year was bliss for CU fans. He recruited well, improved the attitude of the unit, and most importantly, they played relatively. Now Rodrigue, plucked from relative obscurity, has to try to do all of those things under a new head coach. This is a good start on the recruiting front.
Going down to Texas to grab Jackson Anderson will do just fine. Anderson has the pedigree, with two older brothers that both played at Texas A&M. Anderson hails from Mineola, Texas, a town of 5,000 outside of Dallas. The lack of exposure may have slowed down his recruiting process, but it did not shut it down. Jackson chose CU over offers from Kansas, Texas Tech, and a litany of G5 options that aren’t bad at all, like Colorado State and Arkansas State.
Jackson Anderson, at 6’4, 280 pounds, is a big athlete. His tape shows he can really move for his size. Anderson really doesn’t use his arms to engage, but when he does engage, his strength and athleticism win out. He looks like a really skinny 280 pounds, so if he can bulk up for a bit, he’ll be a great athletic piece for Mitch Rodrigue.
Extremely happy to announce my commitment to Colorado! @mrodrigue70 @k_dorrell— Jackson Anderson (@Jackson_A52) June 15, 2020
Thank you to everyone who has helped me through this process and to all the coaches who have given me a chance. I am very grateful. @coach_LB1 @Coaching4God pic.twitter.com/sg7ulwRVfw