Kaysonne Anderson finished his season last year for Manasquan HS as one of the top running backs in the state of New Jersey. Anderson's final stats were 330 carries, for 2293 yards, and 27 touchdowns. His reputation as a big time player is only shadowed by his reputation of stepping up in big games. The clutch back had a pretty laid back summer, and is looking to have a big fall.
"I only went to one camp this summer" said Anderson. "I went up to Syracuse for their summer camp. I had a great time. I think I performed really well, but they didn't offer" he continued. "Right now, other than Syracuse, I'm hearing from Notre Dame, Wisconsin, Boston College, Virginia Tech, Virginia, and Rutgers. Rutgers is my only offer so far."
With only one offer, Anderson still remains cool. "I'm going to sit back and wait for other schools to offer and probably decide after my season. I'm really focused on school, and my season" said Anderson. Anderson has a 2.8 GPA and a 960 SAT score.
How hard is Notre Dame recruiting Anderson, and has he heard from Notre Dame lately? "I get a lot of letters from Notre Dame. I know they don't offer a lot of kids early so I'm going to wait and see if they offer me. They wanted me to come out to camp this summer, but I had some money issues so I didn't make it out there. Hopefully I can still make it out there some time because I would love to see the school."
What will be Anderson's focus on when deciding on a school? "My family will play a big role in my decision. I want them to be happy with the school, as well as the coaching staff. Location won't play a factor in my decision. I want to go to a school with great prestige, and great education. A school like Notre Dame" Anderson laughed. "My family get's really excited when I tell them I heard from Notre Dame, or got a letter from Notre Dame. They really like Notre Dame.
I asked Anderson if it was safe to say Notre Dame is his favorite? "Yes. Notre Dame is my favorite along with Syracuse."
Comments: If Notre Dame offers, I strongly think he'll commit. The keyword is IF. He wants Notre Dame, and his family really wants Notre Dame. The coaches may be higher on a few other prospects, or may be waiting to see a few of Anderson's games. Either way, if the Irish decide to offer Anderson, expect a commitment to follow. He was really upset that he did not make it to South Bend this summer. But I expect him to put on a show early in the year to try to get more offers. Anderson was honestly a pleasure to talk to, and he encouraged IrishEyes to check back often.