Anderson Is A Top 2012 Ohio Lineman

Anderson Is A Top 2012 Ohio Lineman

Kent Roosevelt junior offensive lineman Ryan Anderson grabbed the attention of Scout.com before his sophomore season, after an impressive camp performance at Akron. Anderson followed that with a strong sophomore season, and is now listed as one of the top linemen in Ohio for 2012. Bill Greene caught up to Anderson and filed this report.

Ryan Anderson became a prospect of note in the summer of 2009, after a strong performance at a camp at Akron, prior to ever playing a down of his sophomore season.

Anderson, 6-foot-4, 320-pounds, went on to have a fine sophomore season, and is now poised to have a breakout year in 2010.

He attended Ohio State's summer camp, but could not work out due to an injury. He was able to spend time with Buckeye offensive line coach Jim Bollman.

"I wasn't able to work out due to an injury from basketball season," Anderson stated. "I had an injury from basketball season, and I developed bone spurs in my foot, so I couldn't work out, but Ohio State wanted me to come down and see the coaches."

"I was able to speak with Coach Bollman and he encouraged me to get quicker and stronger," he continued. "We've talked a lot, and I'm sure we'll stay in contact over the next year or so. He's a good coach and I learned stuff today that will help me this season. I need to be more active with my hands, and to keep working on footwork."

Anderson has spent considerable time in the weight room, and not only does he look better, but his numbers bear that out.

"I'm definitely stronger than I was last year," he stressed. "All my weight room numbers are up. I've increased my 225-pound rep by ten, and that was a goal of mine. I've added bulk, and I think I did it the right way. I played at 290-pounds last year, but now I'm at 320-pounds."

Although he is just heading into his junior season, Anderson has grabbed the attention of college recruiters.

"I was at Pittsburgh's summer camp earlier and I couldn't participate, but they took me on a tour of the campus," he explained. "I really liked it there, and I'm definitely interested in Pitt."

"I would say Pittsburgh and Ohio State are my two favorite schools, and I like them both the same," he continued. "I also like Cincinnati, and I'm hearing from all the MAC schools. I'm hoping to play well as a junior, and see more schools become interested."

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