He still has two more years to physically develop and work on his skills before he enters the college ranks but rising junior Marcus Anderson has already turned the heads of coaches.
The 5-foot-11, 200-pound versatile athlete from Fort Washington (Mary.) Friendly runs the 40-yard dash in 4.7 seconds and appears ready to have a big year at linebacker in the fall.
"I'm just working out right now," Anderson said. "I'm running and getting ready for next season. I can play linebacker, fullback or anywhere on the field.
"I don't have any favorites right now. I was going to wait until a team offers me first.
"I'm getting mail from Maryland, North Carolina and a few other schools," he said. "Virginia, Miami, Stanford, Florida, and that's about it."
Anderson is currently nursing a strained MCL but downplayed the seriousness of the injury. He plans on attending a one-day camp at Ohio State soon before going to New Jersey for the sophomore Ultimate 100.
Anderson is working with Joe Haden to improve his strength and explosion and has been since February. He is also hoping to improve his speed and his man coverage skills.
As a sophomore at Friendly, Anderson recorded 30 tackles. Though it's still very early he said the top factors in his decision would be location, playing time and his comfort-level with the various schools recruiting him.