Prospect With Potential Shines at Combine

Henry Anderson, a 2010 defensive end prospect for the Woodward War Eagles, stood out at the Combine in Atanta.

Atlanta, Ga.--College coaches have already discovered Henry Anderson, who was one of the standout performers at the Combine in Atlanta.

The junior has 11 scholarship offers and based on his workout at the combine, where he was one of the top performers at the event that was loaded with talented prospects, his scholarship total is likely to grow.

The six-foot-six defensive end features an interesting combination of size, athletic skills and academic ability.

In the one-on-one drills at the combine, he gave the offensive linemen fits as they tried to block him. Anderson says he has received good coaching in technique and some extra help from former Woodward Academy star Julian Jenkins, who played at Stanford and for the NFL's Tampa Bay Bucs.

"It was fun to compete with some of the best offensive linemen in the state," he says of the combine experience. "The one-on-one session got the adrenaline flowing. It is fun to go against those guys."

Anderson uses his quickness to blow by a blocker at the Combine.

An honor student at Woodward Academy where he takes advanced placement and honors classes, Anderson says he has a 4.012 grade point average. He also has a good idea of what he would like to do for a career after college.

"My dad is a lawyer and I kind of want to be a lawyer and go to law school after I graduate," he says. "I am not quite sure what I am going to study during college, but hopefully law school will come after that."

Anderson already has plenty of colleges wanting to pay for his undergraduate schooling. "I have 10 scholarship offers now," he points out. "The latest one are from UAB and Clemson.

"I have visited a bunch of colleges," he notes. "I like Georgia Tech, but they haven't offered me. I like Virginia, Stanford and Wake Forest is really nice. I like Georgia--I grew up rooting for Georgia. Basically, I like any SEC school--Auburn, Alabama, all of those schools."

A three-sport athlete for the Woodward War Eagles, he plays forward and center on the basketball team and competes in three events in track and field--the shot put, discus and 200 meters. His best event is the shot and he is ranked second in the region with a toss of 47 feet, 11 inches.

Henry Anderson

As a junior on the football field he made 70 tackles with seven sacks, 10 tackles for losses and he caused two fumbles as he earned All-Region honors.

"Last fall we improved a lot from the last season," Anderson notes. "We made it to the second round of the playoffs and lost to Carver (of Columbus). Hopefully, this season we can make a run deep into the playoffs and compete for the state championship."

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