"I expect he'll do big things at Alabama."

Located in the heart of the Mississippi Delta on the Sunflower River is the town of Clarksdale, often referred to as the "birthplace of the blues." Lee Academy Head coach Robert Daniels, however, is probably signing a happier tune by the stellar play of senior standout and University of Alabama commitment Anthony Steen.




"Anthony's done a good job for us," Coach Daniels said. "You can see he's been playing more physical football with fire and determination."

Besides garnering interest from Alabama, Steen was showered with offers from other top programs such Miami and Florida State. In the collegiate ranks, Steen is expected to play offensive guard when he gets to the Capstone.

"We've used him on both sides of the ball. At guard, there are few teams who are able to match his size (6-3, 295), so we like to run behind him," said Coach Daniels.

"He's faced a lot of double and even triple teams this year, which creates openings for us. To have someone with Anthony's size, strength, and quickness has been a big asset to our team."

When called upon Steen lined up at defensive tackle for the Colts and even performed kickoffs.

"With Anthony's upper body strength and quickness, he's able to break through the opponent's line and go full speed to just blow up plays. For a player of his size he's exceptionally fast, he runs about a 4.95 40," said Coach Daniels proudly.

"Anthony's a good kid, somewhat quiet. He works hard in the weight room and has strong ability. I expect he'll do big things at Alabama," his coach added proudly.

Anthony Steen was a standout at Alabama's summer camp and demonstrated his skills as a powerful run blocker. He plays with a nasty streak. Steen will likely need a redshirt season before seeing the field. He is known for his strength.

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