January 8, 2009
Anderson makes a move
After a successful junior year, College Station (TX) A&M Consolidated wide receiver Craig Anderson decided to switch schools over break. Now, Anderson is attending Brenham High School and hopes to make an impact for his new team.
"Right now I am just trying to get into the new system," Anderson said. "I am just doing whatever the coaches want me to do. If they want me to play defense or offense, I will just do my best to help the team win. I think if I do that and everything goes well, I should be able to make an impact."
After talking to his new offensive coordinator, Anderson said it is possible that he could be playing both offense and defense for his new team.
"I may play a little defensive back and wide receiver," the junior said. "I think I will probably be playing safety and wide receiver. I am starting track soon and just doing off-season football and trying to become bigger, faster and stronger."
Although wide receiver is his favorite position, Anderson switched to defensive back when his team was looking for a defensive replacement. That has not stopped schools from looking at the junior for his offensive capabilities. Currently, Anderson is receiving letters from most of the Big 12 schools and schools in the SEC, and he has been invited to the FBU (Football University) camp.
"I was invited to the FBU camp not to long ago," he said. "They identified me as one of the top players in the nation. Things like the top 100 or 200 players. What happens is you go down there and you train with NFL players and they teach you different stuff, and you compete with the best of the best."
At the camp, the wide receiver is looking to gain some pointers on the offensive side of the ball after playing cornerback this past season.
"Well I played defense last year, and I am hoping to learn how to run better routes and get separation from the cornerback and how to be in the right places at the right time," Anderson said. "Also, how to help the quarterback better when he gets pressured."
One of the schools that has been keeping in touch with Anderson is the Missouri Tigers. According to Anderson, he has been invited to Missouri's junior day and spoke with coach Andy Hill.
"I talked to him (Hill), and he was telling me how I got invited to Missouri's junior day, and how I was going to be a part of their recruiting class, and how it was important for me to come down there and check out the campus and everything, and when I have film of me playing wide receiver to get it to him as soon as possible," he said.
Mizzou's early interest in Anderson has put them near the top of his list.
"Really, honestly I like Texas A&M, and I like Missouri," he said. "I like Texas A&M because they were really the first college to recruit me. I like Missouri because they came on early as well and for me, I don't have to stay in state to play football. I like the way they use Jeremy Maclin. I just think he is the best player in college football, and I like the offense they have. So, I would say A&M, Missouri, Texas, Oklahoma State and LSU."
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