November 12, 2007
Anderson closes season strong
Though his Arlington (Texas) Lamar team will be missing out on the playoffs, two-star wide receiver Lazarus Anderson is completing a productive senior season that should lead to a college career on the gridiron.
Through nine games, the 6-foot, 160-pound speedster had put up 960 yards receiving on 54 catches and he has also snagged three scholarship offers along the way.
"The season's been going good," Anderson said. "It's been going real good and I'm being recruited pretty good. I've been happy with the way I've played. I can play harder at times. Everyone can play harder."
Anderson, who has offers from Washington State, Louisiana Tech and New Mexico State, is also being recruited by some other prominent southwestern programs.
"Arkansas has been talking to me," he said. "Fresno State has been talking to me, Tulsa and New Mexico."
One selling point for colleges is the speed of Anderson. A track star in the offseason, Anderson runs the 400 in under 48 seconds and the 200 at right under the 22-second mark. However, there are also two factors that are selling points for colleges to land Anderson.
"I'm trying to go to school for business," he said. "I'm trying to open up my own business. But I don't know what yet. Also my dad and mom don't want me to go too far from home."
In his final high school game this past Friday, Anderson caught six balls for 76 yards and a touchdown leading the Vikings to a strong 3-game win streak to close the season.
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