Monte Anderson out of Big Spring, Texas is a name to watch on the 2010 recruiting trail. The running back is coming off of a big junior season and is primed for a big season in 2009. As spring practice and track comes to a close, Anderson is looking for his first scholarship offer and his recruiting to really pick up.
Football has been a major focus of Anderson's spring as he prepares for his senior season. However the 5-foot-10, 180-pounder has some work to do if he is to top his productive junior season in which he put up big numbers despite injury.
"My season started off pretty good last year," Anderson said. "It started off real well. I played a couple of games and then I got into a car wreck and messed up my hand and missed three games of the season. I came back the last two games of the season and helped my team. I still rushed for 1,500 yards and 20 touchdowns."
As a senior, Anderson has some specific goals in mind.
"One of my goals is to rush for 2,000 yards this year and hopefully I want to get at least 25 or 30 touchdowns," he said.
Anderson has been starting at tailback for Big Spring since his sophomore season when he rushed for over 1,100 yards. Now college coaches are starting to come and show him some attention.
"Recruiting is picking up pretty good," he said. "I'm kind of in a relationship with Kansas State right now. I'm talking to them a little big. I'm visiting Ole Miss in a little bit and I'm thinking about visiting Nebraska and also TCU."
While playing football, Anderson has been competing in track where he runs a 10.8 in the 100 meters. Before the fall though, Anderson has a couple of things that he would like to fine tune in his football game.
"I want to get my footwork down to a T and make sure it's down pat and get my vision a little better, just fundamentals and all."