If you aren’t scheduled in The Woodlands, Texas, tight end Kyle Anderson’s day-planner now – you won’t be.
Anderson (6-6, 260-pounds), one of the most coveted tight ends in the state
of Texas, will be vacationing throughout the East Coast this summer, playing
seven-on-seven football and attending mini-camps throughout the country the summer.
Next year, he will balance football, track and the recruiting process, while
getting back to some of his athletic roots – basketball and swimming.
“I’ve talked with our swimming and basketball coaches and they want me to
play,” Anderson said. “I used to play up until my sophomore season, and then I just focused on football. I will be pretty busy.”
Anderson has been busy this spring as well, fielding offers from the likes of
UCLA, Texas A&M, Arizona, Kansas, Missouri, Texas Tech and Wisconsin. The
Woodlands head coach Mark Schmid,/B> also played host to several Division I coaches including Miami’s Larry Coker and LSU’s Nick Saban, who wanted to see Anderson in person.
“I had been waiting to meet Coach Coker, but I still had a tweaked hamstring
when he was here,” he said. “We had a chance to visit and I plan on going to their camp this summer.
“I really favor Miami right now, and I also really like LSU, Texas and Texas
A&M. I’d also like to learn more about Texas Tech. I want to see what my options are going to be and see what position schools want to play me.”
Anderson has been asked by several coaches if he would be opposed to moving
to the offensive line.
“It’s an option to move inside, but I really like tight end,” he said. “I like to run block, but I love catching the ball. My coaches said they want to get me the ball 30-40 times this year.”
Anderson is also fully qualified, and will be taking the SAT a few more times
to reach his goal of a 1,100 on the test.