Getting Close

A decision is coming soon for three-star defensive lineman Keontre Anderson.


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The Canton, Miss., product, who is a member of the recruiting class of 2014, has kept busy this summer touring college campuses, including a stop at Ole Miss on Saturday for its senior camp.

"They're telling me come right on in, maybe start, (how) this is the place to feel like home," Keontre Anderson said of Ole Miss. "The coaches are treating me pretty well."

Ole Miss joins Mississippi State, Tennessee, Auburn and Southern Miss as schools that have already offered the 6-foot-4, 230-pound Anderson. Arkansas and Louisiana-Lafayette have shown interest, as well.

"How the coaches treat their players, how I fit into their scheme and where I feel at home the most," he said, when asked of what he's looking for in a school.

He doesn't have a timetable for when he'll make his commitment, only to say it's coming "in the near future. I really don't have a time limit, but it's coming soon."

What would appear an advantage for Ole Miss is the presence of Anderson's former teammate, Daronte Bouldin - a former three-star prospect who signed with the Rebels in February.

But while Anderson and Bouldin are close, Anderson said Bouldin will have little or no impact on his decision.

"It really doesn't matter to me," Anderson said of Bouldin's influence. "He's like my brother, but I've got to make my own decision. He really doesn't have an impact right now."

Anderson named Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Tennessee as the schools he is currently favoring. Handling his recruitment for Ole Miss is running backs coach Derrick Nix.

"We have a very good relationship," Anderson said. "We talk almost every day. Their interest is very high. They love me. All the coaches, everybody, they just love me."

As far as his position in college, well, that's to be determined. Colleges like his versatility. He has played both defensive end and outside linebacker in high school, and Anderson said he has the explosiveness to handle either.

"I've played outside linebacker, as well as defensive end, while in high school. I played it a lot in middle school, too, so I can flip flop back and forth," he said. "I can fit in any kind of defense. I can play defensive end, linebacker. I've got good hips, explosiveness and I can run. It doesn't matter to me."


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