Ryan Anderson ends senior season

Ryan Anderson, three-star defensive end from Daphne, Ala., played his final high school game this past Friday night when the Trojans lost at Prattville in the second round of the playoffs. Anderson knows brighter days are ahead and will enroll at Alabama in January. The 6-foot-3, 250-pounder has a lot of confidence and proved it on the field all year.


"We played well. We just didn't play good enough," said Ryan Anderson. "The game was ours. I thought we played hard, and they played hard. They just came out on top.

"Everyone wants to talk about their players. I don't think there is a single one of them that will be better than me in college. I can guarantee that. I'm going to work hard to be the best."

Anderson had several tackles in second round game including a few where he chased down Justin Thomas who is one of the fastest players in the South and a future teammate at Alabama.

"All I can say about my performance is it wasn't good enough," Anderson said. "If it would have been good we would have won the game. It just wasn't enough."

Anderson helped lead his team to a state championship in 2010. He hoped for a repeat performance this year.

"I will have a lot of great memories," Anderson said. "I can't say there is one that will stick out over the others. It feels good to have a ring. It's always good to win one, but we wanted more."

Life will change rather quickly when Anderson arrives in Tuscaloosa next semester.

"I know I need to work on everything," he said. "I definitely want to put on some muscle."

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