Anderson has UW in top five

Terrance Anderson is being recruited as a defensive back/athlete but is playing primarily quarterback in high school. Anderson relays his top five college choices

At 5-foot-10 and 160 pounds, Terrance Anderson will not be asked to play quarterback in college. Would it be nice to put him under center a snap or two a game? Sure. But Anderson is going to find a home primarily at another position, and probably on the defensive side of the ball.

Anderson is getting ready for his senior season at Aldine High School in Houston and for football in general, if it comes to playing quarterback or on defense somewhere.

"We are doing a lot of working out," Anderson said. "We are playing seven on seven within our districts. I am also in the weight room a lot. Same old thing every year."

"We are playing pretty well offensively and on defense," Anderson added. "I am starting at quarterback and cornerback. I will be playing both positions this fall. We run a three wide out offense. I threw for almost 900 yards, rushed for 700, threw for five touchdowns and rushed for 12 touchdowns (last year)."

The offensive stats indicate that Anderson can be effective as a quarterback. However, most colleges want him to play defensive back. How did he play on defense last year?

"I really didn't play a lot of defense last year," Anderson said. "They would put me in if a team was trying to go deep then I would go in... Hopefully I will play more defense this year, but I really don't think that I will."

Anderson has so many scholarship offers at this point, he has a difficult time remembering them. He was able to ramble off a few of them that came to mind though.

"Some of them are Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Wisconsin, Northwestern, Colorado, Nebraska, UTEP, Iowa State, Arizona, San Diego State and quite a few others," Anderson said.

Anderson got out for a traveling Oklahoma State camp that made it's way down to Houston. At the camp he said he performed well and tested as a defensive back.

So what are all of the schools recruiting him for anyway? It seems that most like him at defensive back despite his relative lack of playing time there last year.

"There are a lot of colleges recruiting me as a defensive back," he said. "There are also a lot of colleges recruiting me as an athlete. They are saying I could play offense, defense or return duties. They just want to be able to put me wherever I can help the team out."

Many class of 2006 prospects do not have the time or desire to start narrowing things down in July, but Anderson is looking at a top five right now and has already set an official visit.

"I have thought about it," he said. "My top five are Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Wisconsin, Northwestern and Nebraska. I've set an official visit to go to Oklahoma. I don't know what weekend it is though. I am going to try and set up an official to the other schools in my top five."

Nebraska has made it into Anderson's top five partly due to the recruiter that Anderson has had a chance to talk to from Nebraska.

"Coach John Blake is recruiting me from Nebraska," Anderson said. "I've talked to him once or twice. He seems like a pretty nice guy. He really seems like a guy that doesn't want to be serious all of the time. He knows when the time is to be serious though."

Anderson thinks that Nebraska will get one of the four remaining officials. Distance is not a factor; he is all about playing Division I football and if leaving the state is necessary to do that then he will.

"I wouldn't mind staying close to my home, but if a Division I college wants me to go out of state then hey, I want to play football at a Division I college," Anderson said.

When it comes to picking out a college Anderson is looking at academics first and football second.

"First and foremost I am looking at the academic program," he said. "I am going to look at the graduation rate and stuff like that. Secondly I will look at the football and athletic program. If I feel at home there then I won't be uncomfortable there."

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