Local Defensive Back Receiving Early Interest

Northside High School is a football program known for producing its share of athletes. This season will be no different, as the Vikings have another athlete drawing interest from college football recruiters.

Northside High safety Ernest Andrus first appeared on the radar of college recruiters during the 2008 season. The "6-1", 190-pound Andrus didn't play football his sophomore year, but found himself learning on the job as a starting safety during the 2008 football season.

"Yea, the coaches put me back there and I really had no idea what I was doing at safety early on," Andrus stated. "It took me a while to pick up things and learn how to be in the right positions in the defense. I felt a lot more comfortable later in the season and put myself in the right positions to make plays."

Ernest's efforts on the field late in the season have earned him early looks from college recruiters in 2009.

"Tulsa came by school last week and spoke to," Ernest said. "They invited me up to their camp this summer and want some of my game film. Tulane and UL also have been in contact with me this spring. Those have been the main three right now, but I've received several other letters."

Andrus is in the process of setting up camp dates, but plans on attending at least three in the summer.

"I'm definitely going to attend camp at Tulsa," stated Andrus. "I'm also planning on attending the Tulane camp at St. Thomas More and the UL camp on June 7th. I'm going to look at several others, but nothing is definite right now."

Earnest Andrus recently took the ACT for the first time and scored a 14. Andrus maintains a 2.5 GPA in his core subjects, but plan on taking the ACT several more times.

"Yes sir, I know I have to raise that score," Earnest stated. "I'm going to take it several more times during the fall and work on bringing that score up before the spring."

Ernest Andrus is another local athlete that the Cajun RedZone will continue to follow during the 2009 football season.

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