J.P. Rock

Ball State Gets Steal With Missouri Prospect

Under-recruited St. Louis (MO) standout keeps improving and is set to make a big impact on next level early

College coaches will not find a more dedicated, hard working and versatile prospect in the 2016 class in the state of Missouri then St. Louis (MO) CBC athlete Lamar Anderson 5'10" 185 4.5 forty, 35" vertical jump.

Anderson, who recently committed to Ball State, rarely left the field during the 2015 football season. He played safety, slot receiver, special teams and excelled on all of them. Whether it was on defense as a hard-hitting safety accounting for 62 tackles, on offense with 52 recpetions for 732 yards as a receiver and 10 TDs; 380 more yards and 7 more TDs rushing the ball ( he was also 2-2 passing with a TD), or on special teams where he averaged 27.3 yards per kick return, Anderson made a huge impact on CBC's return to the Missouri Class 6 Championship game. If not for Tre' Bryant, who is headed to Nebraska to play football, Anderson would have likely been CBC's starting RB.

While he had a solid junior year, Anderson made a marked improvement over the summer and continued during his senior year to get better.

"I had a real conversation with two of my coaches about my performance my junior year, and while I did alright, I came away realizing that I had to work even harder to improve my game. So, I dedicated myself in the off season both in the weight room and to improve my skills, and I came into my senior season with a chip on my shoulder and something to prove. I put on 10 pounds of muscle and lowered my forty time, and focused on helping my team return to the dome for another championship," said Anderson.

Anderson is not only on of the top overall athletes in the Missouri class of 2016, but he is one of the top football players skill wise as well. A big distinction since many times prospects are recruited based on athleticism with the hopes that coaches can improve their football skills. Anderson is ready made to come in and make an impact at Ball State or any power 5 school, which explains why schools such as Nebraska, Kentucky, Wisconsin, UFC and others are staying in contact as we get closer to signing day.

Also a top sprinter for his schools track team, Anderson is ahead of current Missouri starting cornerback, and fellow CBC Alum, Aarion Penton at the same stage in their football careers. Which means Ball State got a steal for their 2016 recruiting class.

Lamar Anderson choose the Cardinals over Bowling Green and Western Michigan.

View Anderson's senior highlights HERE

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