KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Louisville (Ky.) Male quarterback Brian Anderson started the year in the shadow of two other great quarterbacks in Kentucky, Henderson County's Will Fidler and Lexington Catholic's Justin Burke. However, after an impressive showing at Friday's Addidas 7-on-7 tournament at the University of Tennessee, it is clear he should be mentioned with the two highly-touted gunslingers.
"I went to a camp at Illinois last week and they offered me," Anderson said. "I performed really well and they liked what they saw. Michigan State, Tennessee, Kentucky, Louisville and Boston College have all picked up their interest lately too."
In addition to the 7-on-7 Anderson has stayed busy this summer by getting out to camps and getting as much exposure as possible.
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"I've camped at Louisville, Illinois, Michigan, Michigan State, Indiana, Kentucky and Purdue so far this summer," Anderson said. "I've just been trying to go and make a good impression and show what I can do."
The 6-foot-3, 190-pound Anderson threw for more than 2,900 yards and 24 touchdowns as a junior.
"Right my top schools are Kentucky, Louisville, Illinois, Michigan State and Purdue," Anderson said. "Kentucky and Louisville would be great because it's close to home and that's important. I was really impressed with everything about Illinois while I was up there. I really like the coaches at Michigan State and the style of offense they play."
Anderson plays under Hall of Fame coach Bobby Redmond and when he's available gets the tuteledge of Redmond's son Chris, who set passing records at Louisville and was drated by the Baltimore Ravens.
"There are a lot of great quarterbacks in Kentucky this year and Brian can be special like the others," Bobby Redmond said. "He is such a smart kid. He is very precise and a great decision maker. He's always willing to learn and get better and work on the little things, which gives him a chance to be great at the next level."
The younger Redmond also gave high praise to Anderson who follows, not only in his footsteps, but the footsteps of Michael Bush and other great quarterbacks at Louisville Male.
"He's got the tools to be really good," Chris Redmond said. "He is always trying to find ways to get better and he improves all the time. He's a big, tall kid who sees the field well and has very good footwork."