Recruiting: Anderson Hits The Road

Many players in Texas are starting the playoffs this week and talented Houston Aldine athlete Terrance Anderson wishes he was one of them. But Anderson is excited about starting his recruiting season.

Anderson finished up at Aldine this season with 1,015 yards rushing and 11 touchdowns along with 880 yards passing and 10 touchdown passes. The 6-0, 175-pound, 4.3 speedster can play any number of positions, but what he is trying to narrow down is where he will do it. He leaves Friday for Oklahoma, his first official visit. He will visit Oklahoma State on Dec. 2, Iowa State on Dec. 9, and finish with Nebraska on Dec. 18.

"I didn't plan on leaving Texas, but I'm going to because these are the schools that offered me scholarships and the ones that showed interest in me," said Anderson. "I think the Big 12 is the toughest conference out there and I'm excited about playing in the Big 12."

Anderson said he doesn't care where he plays, but...

"It doesn't matter where I play," said the well-spoken Anderson. "I just want to go and help the team, but if I really had my choice I'd like to play somewhere where I can get my hands on the football, (on) offense."

He also is going into his recruiting visits with his eyes wide open.

"I want to major in business management," said Anderson. "I'm going to these schools to find a place where I feel at home and I fit in. I don't want to feel like an outsider. I'm looking for a school that will fit me."

He said he will look at each school with an open mind as well as open eyes, but he has developed some thoughts on each school as they recruited him throughout the summer and fall. We asked him to comment on each school in visit order.

"OU has been a dominant school, and while this season has not been their best they will bounce back," said Anderson.

"Right now if I had to list an order Oklahoma State would be number one," Anderson said. "They have recruited me the hardest all the way back in the summer when they offered me a scholarship. They have been at my games and at my practices, and I've been around their coaching staff because they had a camp down here. I learned a lot at that camp and got to feel real comfortable around their coaches."

"Iowa State would be number two because they have recruited me the second hardest - not as hard as OSU, but they have been next," Anderson added on the Cyclones. "They really stepped it up, and I like what I've heard about them."

"Nebraska has a good young team, and they got a new coach, what, two years ago," Anderson said asking for confirmation. "He is just getting started and they had always been an option team and now are throwing the ball. They will be an exciting team in the future."

Anderson said the coaches recruiting him from each school are Bobby Jack Wright from OU, Gunter Brewer from OSU, Mike Nelson from Iowa State, and John Blake from Nebraska.

He said he isn't sure of a timetable on his decision, whether it will come after his visits or if he'll have to take time to think about it.

"I'll just play it out as it comes," Anderson said of his four stop recruiting tour.

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