Rory Anderson, Scout.com three-star tight end from Powder Springs-McEachern, Ga., took a pair of SEC…
Anderson's Big Four
Rory Anderson, the 6-foot-5, 205-pound three-star tight end from McEachern High School in Powder Springs, Ga., says he has over 20 total scholarship offers and although he still denies a leader, he says he favors Tennessee, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. All have offered. Anderson, ranked as the No. 22 tight end in the country by Scout.com, also has offers from South Florida, Louisville, UCF, Marshall, Florida International, Minnesota and Mississippi State, among others. He says that Tennessee, South Carolina and Virginia are recruiting him the hardest and he has already visited all three. "I like the environment (at Tennessee)," Anderson said. "It's a really nice city and a great campus too. I like the area a lot. I felt comfortable there." He also believes the Vols are heading in the right direction. "I think the program is coming up," he said. "The new coaches are great. I can see them having a much better season this year." South Carolina is only three hours from Anderson's house and he admits that will be a small factor. "It's close to home, which is nice," he said about the Gamecocks. "The facilities there are nice and they're still adding on," he said. "Once they finish it's all gonna be top of the line." Anderson says that Virginia had "the nicest campus I've been to." "I was there last month and loved it," he said about the Cavaliers. "It's got a lot of old buildings and real nice architecture. I really liked it there." He says hopes to visit West Virginia sometime this summer as well. "That's a school I used to watch a lot," he said. "They have great fans and it looks like a place that's always hyped." The only camp that Anderson attended was Mississippi State's. He hopes to decide during or after his senior season. "I want to take some official visits first," he said. "I don't want to be too far from home because I'd like to go back and forth during holidays and stuff. "I also want to go where I can make an impact and fit in," he said. Anderson says he can bench 275-pounds, squat 450 and claims a 38-inch vertical jump. "I spread the field," he said. "I can be used as a blocking tight end too and I can create mismatches for linebackers. "I play aggressive and am quicker than most tight ends," he said. Anderson says he wants to improve his "strength and explosiveness." He is also being recruited for basketball, but only plans on playing football in college. Anderson plans to major in business and reports a 3.0 core GPA. He took the SAT in March but won't reveal his score. He says he plans on retaking.
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