Bean Talks Army Bowl

Justin Anderson was one of two recruits representing the Bulldogs in San Antonio, TX this past weekend at the Army All-American Bowl. Despite a slow week of practice leading up to the contest, "Bean" dominated once the lights came on and he talks to Scout.com about the experience.

"The big stadium and turf field was really exciting. I had never been in a stadium that big before. Running out, I kind of felt like I was in the NFL for the minute," Justin Anderson said.

A pre-game pep talk from an Army General had the Ocilla standout ready to charge the Alamo Dome with a vengeance, but things didn't go quite as he planned.

"I was ready to play from the beginning. A General came in and talked about the people over there fighting for us and that made me just want to go out there and play even more. The first half I was kind of upset though because I didn't play none but I guess I got a little mad in the 2nd half and I came out and just got after it."

Get after it he did. Anderson dominated in the 2nd half helping to open huge running lanes for Ohio State commit Chris Wells that lead to numerous scores in the closing period and helped the East build up a commanding lead.

"Chris Wells is a really good running back and when we started the running the ball I just felt I had to do a little more and go right at them. That's what I know how to do best."

Justin entered the week in San Antonio knowing that he had to improve his pass blocking and he feels as if he's done just that.

"On our team we don't pass block that much and I learned a lot out there with that. I know how to use my feet a little better now as well as my hands. I also can come off the ball a quicker."

Who are Anderson's picks for best OL and DL at the Army Bowl?

"I thought Justin Boren was the best OL. He's really strong. He bench presses 500lbs and he knows how to use it. As for defensive line, I was really impressed with Robert Rose. He's so quick and fast."

If he didn't come away with anything else, Bean says he came away with a sense of pride for the people he played in honor of last Saturday afternoon.

"Well, all the events that we did and just representing the Army was the biggest thing I was proud of. I couldn't have done that anywhere else."
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