Texas tight end expects scholarship rush

Wisconsin first to offer Kyle Anderson, three other schools have followed


Kyle Anderson, a 6-foot 5, 250-pound athlete from The Woodlands, Texas, maintains he's very open, but admits to favoring Miami, one of his childhood favorites.

"But Texas is only about three hours away and I love Austin," Anderson said. "It's a great city and a lot of fun. I also really like the coaches and they have a great tradition."

Kyle, who already has four offers, favors the 'Canes slightly over Texas, LSU, UCLA and Texas A&M. Of those schools, though, only the Aggies and Bruins have offered him a scholarship. Anderson received his first offer in February from Wisconsin and also has an offer from Arizona. "But there are about six to seven other schools that said they are interested and should offer," Anderson added.

Kyle said he grew up watching Auburn, Miami and Texas. "I like the Miami (tight end) coach (Mario Cristobal)," Anderson said. "He's a great guy and made me feel very welcome. My dad grew up in Florida and we still have a lot of family there." Kyle's father, Michael Anderson, played tight end for the Tigers.

Kyle has already visited junior days at Texas and Texas A&M and says the Aggies are only one hour away. "But distance won't be a factor at all," he said.

Anderson plans to attend summer camps at Miami, Texas and UCLA. "I went to California as a kid," he said. "I like how UCLA uses their (tight ends) a lot and not just as a blocker. I haven't really visited with any of their coaches yet, but from what I've seen so far, I really like."

"I'm physical and have good size and strength," he added. "I'm working hard on my speed because I'll be playing more receiver next season. I'm also a good blocker. I want to improve my 40 speed and agility and I'd like to improve my leg strength."

Kyle had 20 receptions for 260 yards and seven touchdowns last year. He bench presses 370 pounds, squats 415, runs the 40-yard dash in 4.75 seconds and has a 30-inch vertical jump. He currently has a 3.4 grade-point average and is waiting on March SAT results.

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