- Jamie Newberg, RecruitingNation
Arie Anderson (Millbrook, Ala./Stanhope Elmore) is an undersized defensive tackle prospect from the state of Alabama who already has offers in hand.
“Arie is 6-feet and 275 pounds and I think being 6-0 will hurt him,” Stanhope Elmore coach Josh Foshee said. “But boy can he play. He has such good quickness of the ball. Arie also has a lot of strength. He squats 550 and power cleans 315. He has great strength in his lower body and is very explosive in the hips. Arie does a great job of playing with his hands too.
“Right now he has offers from Texas A&M and Troy.”
While he does have a pair of offers Anderson is getting a lot of interest from other schools as well.
“Teams like Missouri and the programs all through the SEC are all recruiting him,” Foshee said. “I have told him that if the big boys are to give him an honest look he has to be dominant on every play. If he was 6-3 he would have offers from Alabama, Auburn and everyone else right now.”