Christmas will come as early as May this year for The Woodlands, Texas
tight end Kyle Anderson.
Highlander head coach Mark Schmidt will host the Miami Hurricane's Larry Coker during a trip to north Houston next month to see the hulking Anderson (6-foot-5, 252-pounds) practice.
"Coach Coker will be here May 13th to see Kyle, who has always favored Miami," Schmidt said. "He likes how they develop tight ends there, like
Kellen Winslow and Jeremy Shockey."
Anderson holds over a half dozen offers to date, including UCLA, Texas
A&M, Wisconsin, Texas Tech and Arizona. His father, who was a decathlete for Auburn University would like his son to visit his alma mater as well.
The first-team, all-district tight end broke his leg last season but enters the spring at 100-percent.
"Before last year, we were really a run-oriented team," Schmidt said. "We will get back to that this season and Kyle will make us an effective running team again. He is also a terrific receiver. He could be the best we've ever had at tight end here."
And Schmidt should know, having played for The Woodlands from 1976-1980, and coached the Highlanders for the past 17 years. He served as the offensive coordinator last season, before taking over the head coaching job.
"Kyle is as dominant a force on the offensive line as I've seen," he said.
Anderson will not be participating in the Nike Camp in College Station, Texas, and has been timed running a 4.7 in the 40-yard-dash.