DL Has UM in Top 3

At 6-foot-5 and 260 pounds, Oak Creek, Wisc. standout defensive lineman Rhyan Anderson has spent this entire summer workout out with his teammates as they prepare for their season.

"I chose not to attend any camps or stuff like that because I think we have a chance to have a real good team and I wanted to stay here and work out with them," Anderson, who does not play any other varsity sports, said.

Anderson, who scored a 19 on the first ACT try, has been playing football since third grade.

"It's been a long time since I started," he said. "I remember back in the day when I was playing running back and receiver. It would be weird seeing a 6-5, 260 pound running back now, huh? I might play a little tight end this year too."

The standout lineman was asked about playing end or tackle at the next level.

"The coaches tell me I'll start at end but I know I might grow into a tackle," he said. "The thing about tackle is I don't know how to play it. I'm sure I could learn but that's why I want to play end."

On the recruiting front, Anderson's offer list has grown to 11 this summer.

"It's going really good with 11 offers," he said. "There are three schools that really stand out right now. They are Miami, Wisconsin, and Oklahoma."

The talented defensive lineman talked about each of his favorites.

"Wisconsin is close to home," he said. "It's only about an hour and a half away. I went to a couple games there before and I'll try making it to a couple this year. They have a good defensive line.

"Oklahoma's tight too. I lived there from 5th to 8th grade so I have some experience there. They offered me and everything but the thing is [that] I haven't heard too much from them ever since. They don't send me much.

"Miami's Miami. Everyone wants to go there. Well not everyone but a lot of guys do but only a few of them have a chance to. I guess I'm one of them. They're the No. 1 school right now. They send me hand-written letters and stuff and they offered me in the spring. I'll be going for a visit there for sure."

The standout defensive end, who was called by Larry Coker in the spring, was asked if he had a favorite.

"Not right now," he said. "I'm still trying to learn more and get a feel for what these three schools are about. They're all good places and I have some tough choices."

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