Three-star fullback William Anderson (5-11, 220, 4.65), from Hazelwood East High School in St. Louis. (Mo.), says he will probably chose Northern Iowa over Arkansas State. The Panthers lead big according to Anderson, who still has a trip coming up with Arkansas State.
"Northern Iowa has 70% chance of getting me," said Anderson, Scout.com's No. 9 fullback. "When I visited their school (Dec. 2), I liked it because it a small campus. The facilities are nice. The players and coaching staff are cool. Corey Lewis (tailback) was my host. He's real cool. He showed me around. There are no problems there. Everyone is all cool. Coach (Jerry) Montgomery (defense), was my recruiter. I can talk with him. I like him a lot.
"My official visit with Arkansas State is Jan. 12," Anderson said. "The recruiter is cool because he wants me to go there. It was nice for him to think of me playing there. I would say they have a 30% chance of me going there.
"I want to have a high school press conference and announce my commitment two weeks before Signing Day (Feb. 6)," Anderson said.
Anderson's strengths are power running, agility and power. "I'm so big, people think I can't move. But I have the ability to run well. I have good vision and power. I can bench 320 lbs. I did 23 (bench) reps of 185 lbs. I have a vertical of 29 inches. My shuttle run is a 4.6.
"My weakness how I run," Anderson said. "My knees are high. At the beginning of the season, I would run high. Towards the end, I started keep my knees lower. But I need to work on that. I have a hard time trying to stay low when I run."
Anderson's senior (8-2) stats: 118 carries/964 rushing yards (8.5 ypc)/14 offensive touchdowns (fullback, tailback)
He reports a 2.9 core GPA and says he has qualified.