Staying in front of Alex Anderson's recruitment is difficult as of late. The 6-foot-5 Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguaro tackle entered Thursday with two offers, one from Montana and one from San Diego State.
Thursday was just another day. Anderson went to some classes, ate some lunch and hit the practice field for spring workouts. A coach from Colorado State happened to watch him during the last part and offered him a scholarship on the spot. A day later, before Anderson could really let the Rams' invitation sink in, he picked up offer from Oregon State. These things tend to come in waves.
This is the picture of a player in the process of removing himself from a spot under the radar.
"San Diego State is the leader right now," Anderson said Thursday evening, before Oregon State came to the table with its offer. "It's a good school and really close to home. It's a 4.5-hour drive. Good academics and good football."
There's no telling how the Beavers' offer changed his situation. As of Tuesday, though, Anderson was still letting things ruminate. It seems to him that his busy week could be the start of something bigger.
And while he's still waiting for offers from the in-state programs, both the Wildcats and Sun Devils already have his attention.
"Arizona and ASU are really close to home, and they're both really headed in the right direction," Anderson said. "Washington is good, too. They have a great education and all new facilities and stuff."
On Thursday, though, his excitement was aimed at CSU. The offer from the Rams was fresh, not unlike the recruiting attention he's suddenly receiving.
"It's pretty brand new right now," Anderson said of his thoughts on Colorado State immediately following the offer. "The only time I have been to Colorado is to visit Colorado, so I'll be calling the Colorado State coaches to talk."