RECRUITING: Offer would push OU up Anderson's list

Houston, Texas athlete Terrance Anderson names a top two and talks about his interest in Oklahoma.


Terrance Anderson is one of the best pure athletes in Texas that for the good of the team lines up at quarterback, but when college scouts take a look at him they see cornerback or wide receiver written all over him.

Anderson broke into the starting line-up as a sophomore at free safety before moving to quarterback last year where he threw for 850 yards and eight touchdowns and rushed for 720 yards and 12 touchdowns.

This season, Anderson will primarily be a quarterback, but in crucial passing downs he will play some safety, and he knows at the next level his days as a QB are numbered.

"A lot of colleges are telling me that I am going to play cornerback or receiver, and that is OK with me," said Anderson. "A couple of schools are recruiting me as a cornerback, but I want to be recruited strictly as an athlete. I really don't care where I play. and Wherever I choose to play it will be up to the coaches to put me at the best position for me and for the best position where I can help the team."

Anderson can bench 260 pounds, squats 420 and he has a 34-inch vertical jump. Anderson also runs the 4X100 (second leg), 4X200 (anchor), 200M (21.5) and 400M dash (49.5) in track.

Anderson attended spring practice at Texas A&M a few weeks ago and he attended the Scout Network All-American combine. He has been offered by at least 10 schools at this point with most of those recruiting him as an athlete.

"I think I have at least five," said Anderson. "Right now Florida and Texas A&M are in my top two, but they haven't offered me. But I am constantly talking to them. From the schools that have offered me I like Oklahoma State, Wisconsin and then Northwestern.

So where does Oklahoma stand?

"I have a great interest in Oklahoma. Any athlete would have a great interest in Oklahoma, but I am just now beginning to talk to them. Once I find out they have a legitimate interest they will jump into my top five very quickly, and probably jump into my top two.

"I am not sure where Oklahoma wants to play me, but if it is corner that would be OK with me. It is just a matter of me going to work at corner and learning how to play the position. I can learn how to play it real quick and I think I have the skills to be a very good corner."

Anderson is qualified.

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