Big Alabama Athlete in Tuscaloosa for Junior Day

One of the best athletes in the state of Alabama in the Class of 2006, is Southside-Selma standout, <b>Jeffery Anderson</b>. Anderson played a number of positions during his junior campaign. He is expected to assume several roles as a senior. This past weekend, Anderson was in Tuscaloosa.

"I went to Alabama's Junior Day this weekend. It was great. I talked to a few coaches. They said they wanted me back in the summer for one of the mini camps. I talked to my position coach, recruiting coach, and the head coach. I had a good time checking out the facilities, and watching the basketball game," said Jeffery Anderson.

The Alabama coaching staff made a strong impression with Anderson.

"Coach Woods is my recruiting coach. He is a really nice guy. I enjoyed talking to Coach Shula. I didn't know he was that tall. He told me, he had been looking forward to meeting me and wanted me to be at the mini camp this summer."

Southside-Selma had a great year, but did not make the play-offs. Anderson had a big season and wants to finish strong for his senior year.

"Our team is going to be a lot faster this year. We will have a lot more talent. We were young this past year. We finished 7-3, but we didn't make the play-offs. I played several positions."

"On offense, I had 33 catches for 721 yards with three touchdowns, 17 rushes for 235 yards with three touchdowns, and 326 passing yards with one touchdown. On defense I played defensive end. I had 14 sacks, 58 tackles, 6 forced fumbles, and 3 fumble recoveries. I had a punt average of 45 yards. I am going to be playing all those positions next year, and I am probably going to be playing a little bit of fullback as well," Anderson added.

Before entering his senior season, Anderson will work on a few key areas of his game. He knows what makes him a dominating force on the field.

"I am stronger than most corner backs I go up against. I can go up and take the ball away from them. I am really good at catching the ball, and I block well. I am going to work on my speed, strength, and footwork before next season."

Anderson has not received his first offer, but after he hits the camp circuit, look for that to change. Anderson will camp at Alabama, Auburn, UAB and Georgia.

"I have been receiving interest from Alabama, Florida State, Georgia, Mississippi State, and Michigan State. Georgia and Florida are sending me the most mail."

When asked about favorites, Anderson replied, "I would say my top three are Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. Florida is probably my overall favorite right now."

Alabama: "I love the atmosphere, and the facilities. The coaches seem really cool."

Georgia: "I just really like their football team."

Florida: "I really like their football team."

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