Anderson Pushing for More Looks

Now heading into the offseason following an upset in the regional quarterfinals, Miramar (FL) junior running back Alex Anderson is starting to dream about the future, which may include Wisconsin.

Although outscoring opponents 496-to-45 during their season, Miramar (FL) saw its undefeated season end in the state regional quarterfinals in upset fashion. That's allowed junior running back Alex Anderson to focus on recruiting sooner than he wanted.

Although finishing with only 243 yards on the season, Andersen led the team with eight touchdowns, and has already hauled in early scholarship offers from Boston College, Georgia Tech, North Carolina State, Tennessee, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

Anderson can only hope with more playing time, more coaches will take notice of his talents at running back, especially since some schools have talked to him talked to him about playing at linebacker or safety. That's one of the main reasons the 5-11, 190-pound Anderson feels he's a good fit at a school like Wisconsin.

"I love the fact that Wisconsin is a running football team, and that they use big backs like me," Anderson told Badger Nation. "I watch all of their games, and I really pay attention to how they use their running backs in each game.

"My greatest strength is my speed and power, and I also have the ability to catch out of the backfield so that's why I can see myself playing at some where like Wisconsin. When I first got the offer from Wisconsin, it was such a great feeling, but I had to quickly act like I've been there before and try to stay humble. I don't want it to get the best of me."

Since receiving a scholarship offer from Wisconsin last May, the attention and recognition have yet to get the best of him. Anderson is continually working to improve his speed and power as well as watching other backs to improve his play making ability.

"Every time a game comes on, I make sure to look out for the running backs and watch closely," said Anderson. "That way I can see how I can improve my game. Any player who has more experience and especially with my coaches, I make sure to ask questions so they can help me improve."

The junior running back has spent the majority of his season trying to maximize his carries and trying to draw more interest from colleges.

"It's been kind of dead when it comes to recruiting," said Anderson. "Schools still send me letters about coming to visit the school and stuff, but it's been a lot less during the season.

"There's mostly just letters coming in right now from schools like Wisconsin. I haven't talked to many coaches just yet so when I get any letters, I try to make sure I read them all. One coach I get a lot of mail from is cornerbacks coach Richard McNutt from NC State."

Anderson has no plans to take any visits just yet, but pointed out that he's most interested in taking trips to see Florida State, North Carolina State and Wisconsin.

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