Ryan Anderson talks visits

Ryan Anderson, three-star defensive end from Daphne, Ala., helped lead his team to an undefeated record and Class 6A state championship in 2010. The Trojans have a strong team again this year and will challenge for the title. Anderson has seen the headlines and knows his team is underappreciated.

"I think we have a chance to have as good of a defense as ever at Daphne," said Ryan Anderson. "We just have to go out there and take care of business. We know we can do that.

"I don't think anyone is respecting us. We are definitely playing with a chip on our shoulder. I am playing with a chip on my shoulder. We are going to go out there and prove to everyone we are the best team."

Anderson knows Prattville is projected to win the state championship. The Lions have received a lot of national accolades for the upcoming season.

Daphne will open this week at home against Alma Bryant. They played Clay-Chalkville this past Saturday in a jamboree game.

"The starters played three quarters," Anderson said. "I had two sacks and eight tackles. I had a 45-yard run on a fake punt. The varsity won 24-10. I played both defensive end and linebacker. I am going to play both this year. We are just going to game plan it each week.

"Our practices have been going good. We are starting to pick it up a bit. We have just been wanting to see if we can get the calls down. We wanted to see how we played on Saturday. I feel like we played good. We played physical and with technique."

The Alabama commitment is staying in regular contact with the Tide coaching staff. He has a teammate, T.J. Yeldon, committed to Auburn.

"I know I am going to go to a couple of games this year," said Anderson. "I spoke to coach Pruitt not too long ago. He was just asking about my jamboree game.

"I think Alabama will be good this year. I am still working on T.J. I talk to him everyday at practice about it.

"I went up to Alabama a few weeks ago for the scrimmage. They looked pretty good. Coach Smart just wanted me to watch. I watched the inside linebackers and the Jack."

Anderson continues to receive heavy interest from other schools. He is considering official visits.

"I might take all of my official visits," he said. "I just want to go check out these schools and chill. The schools I am still hearing a lot from are Illinois, Arkansas, South Florida, Tennessee, Mississippi State and Georgia. I am still solid with my commitment to Alabama."

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