Jack Anderson (© Greg Powers)

Breaking Down Texas Tech Early Enrollee Jack Anderson

Scout and RaiderPower.com break down Texas Tech signee and early enrollee Jack Anderson, the nation's top center prospect.

http://www.scout.com/player/189206-jack-anderson?s=73

Signing Day Spotlight

Jack Anderson Center, Frisco (Texas)

Size: 6-5, 300

Recruiting: Anderson, a Texas Tech legacy, committed in Oct. 2015 to the Red Raiders and never wavered. He's now enrolled at Texas Tech, which he chose over a slew of offers from across the nation.

Rankings: Scout ranks Anderson as the No. 49 overall prospect in the 2017 Scout 300 and the nation's No. 1 center prospect. That makes him a high four-star and the top-ranked prospect in Texas Tech's 2017 recruiting class.

Senior game clips

The Opening clips

Junior highlights

Evaluation notes

A good nickname for Anderson would be Mr. Pancake. He seems to have a real knack for clearing out lanes and for that usually means a pancake block, and many of his highlight plays will show that. He moves really well and is able to get in position to have his way with defensive linemen. He has played a lot of tackle in high school, but will likely be a guard or center in college. His high school's scheme is run-based, but his pass protection is reliable when needed. - Greg Powers

Senior game evaluation

Frisco High was able to pull out a meaningful 16-13 13-5A victory over Frisco Centennial by protecting the football and utilizing the walls set by Anderson and fellow Tech OL commit Dawson Deaton.

Frisco uses a triple option-style attack and much of the time Anderson's opponents spent time trying to cut him to try and keep him off of his feet. Still it's easy to see what makes him special as a prospect. He is so fast off the ball at times it seems he is going to be getting called for a false start. He can be a grimy blocker in the trenches, but his feet and agility are good enough that he can get to the second and third level with relative ease.

In the game he had a pancake block that he held for almost five full seconds and a block where he as able to knock two defenders to the turf on the same play. Fun stuff, Mr. Pancake. - Greg Powers

Strengths
  • Body control/balance
  • Power/strength
  • Tenacity
  • Aggression

Areas to Improve
  • Pass pro technique/consistency


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