Indiana will welcome a very recent foe to Bloomington for the 2021 season.
The Hoosiers picked up a commitment from Mississippi graduate transfer defensive end Ryder Anderson on Friday night.
Anderson announced his decision on his Twitter page.
“I’m very excited and blessed to announce that I am committed to play my final year of eligibility at Indiana!” Anderson said in the Twitter post.
The 6-foot-6 and 275 pound Anderson had 43 tackles in 2020 including 2.5 sacks.
Anderson might have to apologize when he arrives at Indiana. He recorded three tackles, including two tackles for loss and a sack in the Outback Bowl. He was also credited with one quarterback hurry. He announced his intent to transfer just two days after the game.
Anderson started eight games in 2020 for Ole Miss. He finished seventh on the team in tackles.
For his career in Oxford Anderson played a total of 37 games. He totaled 99 tackles and seven sacks. Strong in the classroom, Anderson was named to the Athletics Director’s Honor Roll (Spring 2020) and SEC Academic Honor Roll (Fall 2019).
Anderson is a Texas native, signing with Ole Miss out of Katy (Texas) High School. As a recruit he was a 3-star prospect according to the 247Sports Composite, ranked No. 1,326 overall and the No. 73 weak-side defensive end.
Anderson will compete for playing time with several returning Hoosiers at defensive end including James Head, Jr., Mike Ziemba, Jonathan King, and Alfred Bryant.
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