Anderson Exploring Programs

Killeen (Tex.) Harker Heights running back Marcus Anderson missed half of his junior season due to injury, but is ready to return this fall, stronger than ever. The prospect gives the latest on his recruitment...

This off-season, Killeen (Tex.) Harker Heights running back Marcus Anderson is working to the best of his ability to be in top shape come fall.

The 5-foot-9, 194-pound athlete felt "unaccomplished" coming off of his junior season, as he missed the first half of the season due to a stress fracture in his fibula. However, Anderson did feel like he managed to showcase some of his talent in his short time on the field.

"The first game, I was trying to get my wind back, but I think as the season went on, I did well. My vision, being able to cut, my power: those are some of my biggest strengths at running back. I think I'm a complete back; I'm not the strongest or the fastest, but I can do it all," he said.

Though Anderson is a dual-sport athlete, also running track, his focus this spring has really been on football, including beginning to explore his college options.

"I went to SMU and Baylor Junior Days and I was invited to San Diego State and Washington State Junior Days, too," he said.

Though the prospect is still waiting for his first offer, he has been receiving attention from a few programs, namely Baylor and SMU, two programs in which he is interested.

"I like Baylor's offense, I like how they run the spread. It reminds me a lot of my high school's offense. I liked what they showed me in the film room; the holes looked like they were always open. It doesn't look like I'll have more men in the box than I do when I play," he said.

Anderson, whose main recruiter from the program is Bears' receivers coach Harold Jackson, was very impressed with his Junior Day experience.

"Baylor felt like home. It felt like the coaches were going to teach me more than I already knew. It just felt like I fit there; I could see myself playing there," he said.

The Mustangs' program also has Anderson's attention.

"I liked SMU a lot, too. Their Junior Day was a little different; there were a lot more kids there than there was at Baylor, but I had a very good time. It was a very good experience. I liked their facilities. I had seen them before, but it was cool to see them again at Junior Day," he said.

There are a few other programs from whom Anderson hopes to hear more.

"I really like Kansas State. I like the way they run their program. I also want to learn more from San Diego State; they have been emailing back and forth with my mom," he said.

The running back wants to visit the out of state programs at some point in the process and also has plans to attend camps at in-state schools.

"I'm going to do Baylor and SMU camps again and I think I'm going to do Texas A&M camp, too. There are a lot more; I'm not sure yet which other ones I will be at," he said.

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