Chatting With Chris

Chris Anderson, a defensive tackle out of Jacksonville (Fla.) Mandarin, originally signed a letter of intent with Florida State for the class of 2002. However, the 6-foot-2, 270-pounder failed to academically qualify and had to enroll in prep school. Click here to read this exclusive interview with Chris.

Chris Anderson, a defensive tackle out of Jacksonville (Fla.) Mandarin, originally signed a letter of intent with Florida State for the class of 2002. However, the 6-foot-2, 270-pounder failed to academically qualify and had to enroll in prep school.

In the last update on Anderson, the Territory reported that he improved his test score from 710 to 890 which should be enough for him to qualify. However the jump was too high and he was sent a letter (Flag) by the testing center.

"I took the test back on April 5th," Anderson told The Territory. "I got my result back recently and I hope I make it in."

However, the Jacksonville native received a letter from the testing center stating that they will be investigating his large jump in test score.

Part of the reason for the jump was because the test was administered un-timed and the questions were read to him because of his learning disorder. Anderson credits part of the improvement due to his hard work and preparation given to him by the school.

"Every other day, I attend a prep English and math course at the school," he said.

Anderson has plans to re-take the SAT test again if the results are favorable for him. However, due to his circumstances there's a chance that the testing center will allow his test score.

In the meantime the former all-first coast player will keep busy with teammate Chris Bradwell, who will also enroll at FSU this fall.

‘The last day of school is May 30th," Anderson said. "Chris Bradwell and I are working hard in the classroom and we're also lifting weights."

With some recent off-field issues at Florida State fans will take comfort in Anderson's goals for the upcoming season.

"My goals are to do the best I can on and off the field," he said. "I plan to stay out of trouble."

Note: Anderson called defensive line coach Odell Haggins and informed him on his status.


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