Arizona is home for an athletic big man who has the versatility to play on either side of the ball on the D-I level. This spring this standout has seen his offer rise to four.
Offensive lineman/defensive lineman/tight end Cody Anderson (6-6, 260, 5.0) from Apache Junction, Ariz.
Anderson earned all-region honors in 2004 after racking up 49 tackles and four sacks. On offense while only playing three games at tight end he caught nine passes for 125 yards and one touchdown.
Anderson also stands out in basketball and was an all-state selection for his hoops skills and was among the top five scorers in the Grand Canyon State.
Anderson has offers from UTEP, Wyoming, New Mexico State and just yesterday (May 16) Colorado State.
Just this week along Colorado State, New Mexico State, Colorado State, Army, Washington State, Oregon, and Cal.
Local schools, Arizona and Arizona State have already been by the Apache Junction campus.
"Cody has great character to go with his tremendous athletic ability," Apache Junction coach Max Ragsdale said. "He has a lot of potential and has the work ethic to reach that potential."
Anderson has what is called natural strength. He doesn't get a lot of time in the weight room due to his basketball commitments but just the other day he power cleaned 245 pounds. Not a bad football lift.
The common theme among the college coaches who have already been on campus is he's a very "intriguing prospect".
Anderson has a lot of upside and a good senior season will see his stock rise even higher.