Still Available: Laney RB Keith Anthony

Laney RB Keith Anthony (5-9, 210) had some suitors eyeing his talents during the season, some that interest has waned and the talented ball-carrier is still looking for a program to call home this fall...



Anthony prepped at Robbinsdale Cooper in New Hope, Minnesota, and was unable to qualify for a scholarship to a four-year program, so he opted to head west in a bid to get out of his comfort zone and experience something new.

"The coach out here wanted me and I figured 'why not get away from home and try some different," Anthony told JCFootball.com recently.

After a solid freshman season that saw him backup Valentino Miles and Tony Parnell, Anthony finished with 422 yards and four touchdowns on 64 carries, many expected him to be one of the leaders in the state, however, a high ankle sprain and a death in the family robbed him of the opportunity to realize his full potential.

The sophomore finished the season leading the team with 469 yards and six touchdowns on 119 carries in eight games.

"We had some young guys along the line, so it was tough from a stats standpoint, but it wasn't bad," Anthony noted. "I can run both inside and outside and I feel very comfortable (as a receiver out of the backfield) but we were so stacked at receiver that they didn't need me that much."

On the recruiting front, Anthony had a couple of schools looking at him during the season, but since then, things have fallen off and he's still open to looking at anyone in need of some help at the tailback position.

"I was suppose to be heading to Georgia State but they took in some UAB players instead," Anthony said. "I had Cal Poly but they backed off so the only school that I am talking to right now is Tennessee State."

While he struggled some with his grades in high school, Anthony has proven to be a very good student in college, managing a 3.2 GPA and he will be able to sign a letter-of-intent in May and he will have three years to play two starting this fall.


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