Anderson's Abilities Make Him Worth A Look

Butte used a solid ground game and a stingy defense to win the National Championship this past season and the unquestioned leader of the stop unit was LB Brian Anderson (6-0, 235). While he put up big numbers and showed solid leadership skills, he hasn't reeled in any offers to this point, but things are picking up and this weekend he will be visiting and FCS program...

Anderson walked on at Arkansas State after a solid prep career at Little Rock (Ar.) High School, but after a year there, he decided he wanted to search out new opportunities.

"I played there as a freshman and I was supposed to get a scholarship, but it didn't work out the way I thought it would, so I left for better opportunities here at Butte," Anderson told JCFootball.com. "I wasn't upset or anything, but I felt like I could play at a higher level and figured that if I wasn't going to get a scholarship, then I needed to look for new opportunities and with Butte being such a good program and after I talked to the coaches, I knew it was the right move for me to come here and play with some of my former (high school) teammates."

As a sophomore this past season, Anderson led the Roadrunners in tackles with 90 while finishing second with 14 tackles-for-loss and also posted 2.5 sacks, three interceptions, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and three pass breakups.

"I think I am at my best when I am getting guys lined up correctly and making sure they are in the right spot," Anderson noted. "I'm a strong tackler and I can read plays pretty well, but I think what makes me a good player is my leadership skills and my film study because I can read things and see where guys need to be and make adjustments."

As far as offers are concerned, it's been a bit of a mystery on why none have been forthcoming, but that may change this weekend.

"I'm visiting North Dakota this weekend and we'll see if they offer or not. I am hoping to they do, but I will take it in stride and see where things stand after my trip," Anderson said. "I've also talked a little bit with Southeast Louisiana too, but like North Dakota, so far it's just been a lot of talking."

Anderson is a very good student and will finish up his two-year degree in May. He will have three years to play two wherever he winds up starting this fall.

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