Recruiting: Anderson A Standout From Georgia

"I was speaking with their coaches on Thursday and I received an offer from Oklahoma State," said defensive end Henry Anderson of College Park (Woodward Academy), Ga. "That was real exciting because they are a really good football school in the Big 12. It was very exciting."

Anderson is a real impressive prospect in Georgia, a state Oklahoma State is taking much more serious in football recruiting after coming up with three solid players in their 2009 recruiting class.

Anderson is a 6-6, 245-pound defensive end with 4.9 speed in the forty. He reports a 270-pound bench press, 350-pound squat, and a vertical of 25 inches. He has played basketball in the past but this spring is concentrating on working in the weight room and track.

"I am doing the shot and the discus," said Anderson. "When I'm finished I go over and work with the sprinters. I don't know if I am going to do any running events or not, but working with the sprinters will only help my speed."

Anderson is coming off a strong junior season as evidenced by the fact that along with the Cowboys he has scholarship offers from Maryland, Wake Forest, Stanford, Central Florida, and West Virginia.

"Several of the ACC schools like Virginia and Georgia Tech are also sending me a lot of stuff. Vanderbilt too," added Anderson. "Hopefully, I can go to a school that can compete for their conference championship.

"I want a school with a good academic reputation, so that when I get out if I don't play in the NFL then I will have a degree that is worth something and will help me. I'm looking at majoring in pre-law or business management, something like that."

Anderson said he saw several of Oklahoma State's games this season on ESPN and on ABC.

"I heard where Boone Pickens gave them hundred of millions of dollars that they have used on their facilities, so they have some of the best facilities in the nation and that will also go into my decision," said Anderson.

"They didn't win it but they finished high in the Big 12 and then what, somewhere around 15th or 16th in the final Top 25. They are a great football program and I hear they have a great campus. I want to try and get out there and see it."

Anderson said he is being recruited by Cowboys assistant and linebackers coach Glenn Spencer, a Georgia native.

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