Wide receiver/safety Shane Anderson (6-1, 210, 4.4) from Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguaro was pretty much a sleeper until he woke everybody up with a phenomenal performance at the very competitive NIKE Camp held in Palo Alto.
Anderson shattered the national SPARQ record with a score of 128.84. His NIKE performance put him on the recruiting map so he decided to go to some college camps.
Camps have been very good for Anderson as he has performed well at all of them. He went to ASU's camp where he impressed onlookers running a 4.44 at the Sun Devil camp.
Anderson then did more of the same when went to the UTEP camp where he smoked the 40 in 4.39. Then Anderson beat up some tight ends from his safety spot during the one-on-ones.
UTEP coach Mike Price had seen enough and offered on the spot.
It should be said that Colorado State was the first school to offer and were ahead of the recruiting curve. Nevada then followed quickly with an offer.
Anderson then decided to attend Notre Dame and take on the big dogs and once again he stood out. He ran another sub 4.4 in the 40, clocking a 4.38.
If Anderson's swift 40 times weren't enough to create interest from Notre Dame Coaches, then his 40.5 vertical did the trick.
Anderson was followed around that camp by Notre Dame Coach like fans follow Tiger Woods at a PGA tournament. He was so good at Notre Dame's camp the Irish could be close to offering Anderson a scholie.
Anderson played mostly wide receiver as a junior and did a great job catching 52 passes for 865 yards and 14 touchdowns. As good as Anderson's stats are Notre Dame among others thinks he could be an outstanding safety on the D-I level.
The only game he did play on defense he was brought in to defend against D-I bound wide receiver Josh Morrow who his team was having trouble stopping.
Once Anderson took over the reins he was able to curb the attack when he intercepted a pass and deflected two others.
Does Anderson have any favorites?
"I like all the schools that have offered me and Notre Dame," Anderson said. "I'm looking for a school that has high academic standards and a good football program. I'm still very open to school.