Areas To Improve: Would like to see him develop a bit more of a mean streak. A little too finesse at times, but usually gets the job done so being a bit picky. And not at all trying to suggest that he isn't physical because he can be. Keep in mind, kid's bulked up some since his junior year, so he could be even more physical in his final season. His burst off the line could use some work. He's not as explosive as he could be on his release. And want to see maximum effort, all the time in that area. He does that, kid'll make another huge jump in his overall game
Bottom Line: Anderson offers quite a bit at the TE position given the fact that he shows the ability, feet and technique to be a good run blocking tight end while also possessing enough speed to pose a threat to linebackers and defensive backs in the passing game if he continues to work on his route-running, release, speed and burst. This makes him an all-purpose tight end prospect. If he works his tail off in the areas he needs to improve, he could become an impact tight end for a strong D-I program.
Star ranking: We give three stars to prospects ranked from No. 21 up to about the mid-60s of the Texas Hot 100. Anderson, currently at No. 24, is at the high end of that range, but not sure he's a 4 star-guy (top-20 slots in the state) although he certainly could prove that to be the case with a solid senior campaign. We'll re-rank quite a bit over the next few months, and as we scout more, we'll have an even better idea on where Anderson stands among the top prospects in the state. Regardless, the Woodlands TE is definitely a very solid three star prospect and three star prospects make the Big 12 Hot 100 regional list.