"South Carolina has a slight lead on the other schools on my list for right now," Rory Anderson said…
Anderson's Big Trip
Rory Anderson, the 6-foot-5, 205-pound tight end from McEachern High School in Powder Springs, Ga., took his first official visit to South Carolina on Nov. 6. "It went real well," Anderson said. "I talked a lot with the coaches and liked hanging out with the players. It was a good time. "The coaches are great," he said. "They really want me to commit. They're putting together a great class and I told them to save a spot for me, but we'll see." So does Anderson consider himself committed? "No…I didn't commit," he said. But he does admit the Gamecocks remain the team to beat. "I've been there a lot and like it," Anderson said. "It's close to home, but not too close. I love the offense and how they use their tight ends in the passing game. They're losing a senior tight end, so I could get a chance to play early. "They beat Alabama and Florida this year, so that's real impressive," he said. He says that South Carolina is also recruiting him the hardest. Anderson, ranked as the No. 29 tight end in the country by Scout.com, still favors South Carolina solidly over Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, South Florida and Cincinnati. All have offered. On Jan. 14, Anderson will likely be visiting USF officially. "It's not for sure yet, but that's the date we're talking about," he said. "I like the offense and how they play." Another school that Anderson hopes to visit is Cincinnati. "They had a real good year last year and I've been watching them on and off," he said. "It looks like a nice place too…I've been to Cincinnati (the city, not the school) for a basketball tournament and really liked it." He also hopes to visit Tennessee. "I know the stadium is huge," he said. "I've heard the atmosphere is supposed to be unreal. I really want to see a game there. "They also produce a lot of great tight ends and send guys to the league," he said about the Vols. Anderson doesn't plan to make a decision until after his visits. "I want to make sure I make the right decision," he said. "I'm taking my time with my decision." He has helped lead his team to a 10-1 record and a spot in the second round of playoffs. They take on Valdosta High School this Saturday, Nov. 20. Anderson reports a 3.0 GPA and says he scored in the 700's on the SAT. He didn't take the ACT on Oct. 23 as originally scheduled. He does plan to retake the SAT.
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