Cougs offer Texan center with attitude

CLINT ANDERSON, a 6-2, 265 pound center out of Allen, Texas, has the kind of attitude that makes coaches smile and the opposition cringe. A mean streak, by itself, will take you only so far. And so will only good technique. However, add the two together along with some impressive weight room numbers, and scholarship offers are likely to come your way, including one from Washington State.

"I got an offer from Washington State, (and from) Tulsa and Buffalo," said Anderson, who reports a 310 power clean max, 550 squat and 325 bench. "SMU, TCU, Middle Tennessee State, Iowa and Iowa State are recruiting me harder hard too."

He typically goes up against players that are bigger than he is and he attributes a lot of his success to countless hours on the practice field.

"Technique is a big deal for me because I'm not 6-5, 300 pounds like the people I go up against," he said. "My technique has to be perfect and my coaches have spent a lot of time working on that with me."

Leaving the Lonestar State for college will not be a problem.

"I'd like to play in front of a lot of people and that has always been my dream," he explained. "I'll go anywhere to do that."

With that said, is there a school or schools leading for his services?

"Not really," he said. "I'm trying to keep it open until I go take some visits so I can see how I like a school and how my family likes it."

Anderson was a first team all-district selection as a junior for Allen High.

"I'm real physical and I love to hit people," said the center. "You could say I snap when I get on the field."

In more ways than one, evidently.

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