Tight End Prospect Planning to Hit Camp Circuit

An in-state football prospect comments on his recruitment.

Selma, Ala.--After putting up impressive numbers as a junior, Jeffery Anderson from Southside High School is expected to be one of the top football prospects in the state this fall.

The 6-3, 224-pound tight end has been a starter since his freshman season at the school more known for its success in basketball than in football. Southside High School should be getting visits from college coaches this fall to check out Anderson's football skills.

"I have been starting ever since the ninth grade," he says. "In ninth grade I played tight end, but my 10th and 11th grade years I played tight end, defensive end and quarterback.

"As a junior I had 47 catches for like 882 yards, I had about 500 passing yards and I had like 426 rushing yards," Anderson adds.

Although quarterback is not his primary position, he has seen some significant playing time at that spot. "The coach would just put me in there at times and one game I played quarterback the whole game because of the situation."

The versatile athlete says he believes his future in college is as a tight end. He also plays power forward in basketball and does it well. As a junior he says he averaged "26 points and around 12 rebounds" per game. He just finished playing baseball for Southside this spring, splitting time between first base and pitcher.

Although Anderson notes that he is already thinking about where he might like to attend college, he says he is still trying to decide what he is looking for and hasn't had time to visit any college campuses.

"I already have an offer from Louisville and Ole Miss is sending me a lot of stuff as well," he says. He also notes that he is hearing from coaches at Auburn, Alabama, Southern Miss, Mississippi State and others.

Anderson plans on attending summer football camps at Auburn, Alabama, Southern Miss and possibly several others. The tight end says he grew up a fan of the Miami Hurricanes because he liked their style of play on offense, but says he is currently "wide open" with no favorites.


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