When Rivals.com first introduced you to defensive end Anthony Anderson (6-4, 220, 4.65) from La Mesa (Calif.) Helix earlier this month it was mentioned that it was just a matter of time before he would get his first offer and thus change his sleeper status to legitimate D-I prospect. Anderson picked up his first offer and it was from a Pac 10 school.
"Anthony is going to blow up," Helix coach Troy Starr said. "His overall upside is amazing.
"Everybody who came by this spring loves him," Starr said. "Oregon was the first school to pull the trigger and offer him. Who knows maybe in the end that will be the deciding factor in Oregon's favor."
Other schools that showed interest this spring were Arizona State, Oregon State, UCLA, Washington, and Washington State.
"Whoever gets him is going to be very happy," Starr said. "He could still grow. He's long and lean and only 16 years old. He won't turn 17 until November.
"Anthony loves football and you can see his passion for the game," Starr said. "He has that same love and passion for the weight room.
"Another thing to like about Anthony is he has outstanding character," Starr said. "He has zero maintenance off the field.
Just a reminder the last sleeper Starr recommended to Rivals.com was wide receiver Jeshua Anderson who ended playing as a true freshman for Washington State.
In an earlier interview with Rivals.com Starr had the following to say about his future star.
"Anthony is a terrific athlete, he just recorded a 9-4 broad jump," Starr said. "The reason that no one knows about him is he played behind Stanford bound Levine Toilolo at tight end. He's going to play defensive end and offensive tackle for us this year.
"When I first came on campus, Anthony jumped out at me," Starr said. "He's 6-foot-4, high cut, has long arms and when you get to the part that he is so young and leaped a 9-4 broad jump you know have something there. He can also play football."