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Rice transfer heavily pursued by Michigan, Texas, others to make decision Saturday

For a handful of programs, the wait is almost over.

In January, starting left tackle Calvin Anderson announced his decision to transfer from RiceMichigan and Texas were deemed the front-runners to land the lineman early on, with Auburn, Oklahoma, Texas A&M (HERE) and TCU mentioned as possibilities as well.

On his personal Twitter account Wednesday night, Anderson indicated that he will make a decision on his new college football home this coming Saturday.  Anderson also seemed to intimate in a video attached to the tweet that he has whittled his potential landing spots down to four programs — Auburn, Michigan, Oklahoma, Texas.

Whichever of the contenders Anderson ultimately selects, he’ll be eligible to play immediately in 2018 as a graduate transfer.  This will be his final season of eligibility.

After redshirting as a true freshman, Anderson started 36 straight games at left tackle for the Owls. He was honorable mention All-Conference USA each of the past two seasons.