Anderson Putting in Work

FOX Sports NEXT is in the streets this fall to bring you all the coverage from across the Midlands region. Recently, we caught Katy running back Rodney Anderson after a 70-21 playoff win over Cy Ranch…

Last season, Katy (TX) running back Rodney Anderson filled in as one of his teammates went down with a knee injury. At the time Anderson was a freshman playing under the big lights.

Fast forward one year and now the sophomore has been battle-tested and is putting in work each game as the No. 2 in the rotation. Based on his production, Anderson is more than capable of taking the load in the starter's spot.

But he has embraced his role and can see himself that there are improvements.

"I feel like I am improving every game. Really, I think that my overall confidence is much better," Anderson said. "One thing I noticed is that I am making better decisions at full speed."

Hard to argue with that as the 6-foot, 195-pound Anderson ran for 147 yards on six carries (not a typo) last weekend in the 70-21 thrashing of Cy Ranch at Rice Stadium. 

On the season, Anderson has 839 yards and 15 touchdowns, averaging over eight yards a carry. Though early, this has caught the attention of a number of recruiters across the country. 

When he is not running past defenders on the field, Anderson has found time to visit a couple of schools to take in some college football action. 

"I have attended games: Alabama/Michigan, Florida/Texas A&M and Oklahoma/ Kansas State," Anderson said. "I'm just looking around and I enjoy my time at the games. Each of these schools has nice facilities."

Anderson said that he is interested in Alabama, Oklahoma, Texas A&M as well as Baylor. This weekend he and the Katy team will face off against Cibolo Steele in the Class 5A semifinals.

Ahmard Vital is responsible for Midlands Recruiting, mainly covering prospects in the state of Texas. He joined Scout.com in 2005 and is the author of the newly released book, Awaken the Baller Within.
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