May 19, 2009
Anderson hauling in offers
The Oregon Ducks are looking for defensive line talent, and they are going everywhere to find it. Another player from the State of Georgia the Ducks are chasing is 6-foot-6, 250 pound Henry Anderson.
"Coach Neal of Oregon came down two weeks ago to see me at my school," Anderson recalled. "I talked to him a little bit then last Thursday Coach Azzinaro came down and talked to me for ten minutes between my classes. Coach Azzinaro told me he likes to recruit four different types of players. Big, tall, good, and fast players. He said after he gets done coaching them they will all be big, tall, good and fast players."
Academically, Anderson is looking at a specific program at the University of Oregon. "I am impressed with the Oregon sports marketing program. They have really nice facilities because of the Knight, Nike money that has flowed in there. I was told by Coach Azzinaro that the stadium is really loud because of the shape of it. I didn't know that."
Dennis Dixon and the 2007 Ducks made an impression on Anderson. "I remember watching them on TV when Dennis Dixon was there. At the time they were making a run for the national championship. At the time they sent me a lot letters. Now Oregon has given me a written offer."
In addition to the Oregon offer Anderson has many other written scholarship offers. "I have 17 offers at this time. Vanderbilt, South Carolina, Wisconsin Virginia Tech, Maryland, Virginia, BC, Clemson, FSU, Oklahoma State, Stanford, Purdue, UCS, UCS and others. I was told that Georgia would be offering soon. I went to their spring camp. They are recruiting me for DE and offensive tackle."
Anderson reports that his parents have given him the latitude to make his own school choice.
"My parents are leaving the decision up to me as to where I go to school," said Anderson. "However my dad likes Stanford because he feels it is like an Ivy League school that I could be going to for free. He is impressed with their academics and scholastics. I will go where I feel comfortable."
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