Update: Anderson talks grades

ATHENS – Big-time offensive lineman Justin Anderson plans on being in Athens in June to start his college football career.

The only thing holding him up is his SAT score.

"I am waiting on my SAT score to come back," Anderson said. The offensive lineman indicated that he would take the test once more in June if he does not get the needed score. He added that his grades are going "good" and that the test score is the last hurdle he must clear before enrolling at Georgia.

Anderson is one of the most highly-decorated players in Georgia's Class of 2006. He participated in the US Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio in January. The five-star player was also named a USA Today All-American. That's why many are eager to know how he is doing.

Anderson said he planned on playing offensive guard at Georgia – there has been some talk about him playing tackle, but that seems to be in the future – if at all. All of that aside, right now he says he's eager to get to Athens.

"I am ready to get out of Ocilla," Anderson joked. "They told me that if I come up there and work real hard that I could possibly play my freshman year."

Georgia lost three interior offensive linemen to graduation and the NFL. That, and Nick Jones' move to center, is why many see Anderson as one of the most important players coming in this fall. None of the offensive guards listed in Georgia's two-depth chart have starting experience, and most have played limited minutes in Athens.

"The expectations are kind of high with me, and I feel that," he admitted.

Georgia coaches have also asked Anderson to stay focused on his weight. "I am about 325 right now. They have asked me to get to 310," he said. At 325, Anderson would be larger than any offensive lineman on Georgia's depth chart.

"I've been running a lot of sprints," Anderson said.

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