Eric Anderson, RHP/INF; Mountain Vista HS, CO; Home: Highlands Ranch, CO; 6'5", 196 lb, R/R
2008 Colorado Class 5A All-State Honorable Mention Infielder
Tigerboarder Ando posts: New Pitcher . . . Nice Get !
Eric Anderson of Mountain Vista in south Denver comitted to the MU coaches this weekend. He is an "all conference or better" athelete in 3 sports in Colorado's biggest school classification. He QBs his football team, runs the point on his hoops squad and pitches and plays everywhere in baseball. Eric is a 6'5" righty and will be towing the rubber next fall for the baseball tigers.
This kid had many options (in different sports) and chose the Tigers! Another great find by what is quickly becoming "Pitcher University"
Great get by Coach J and staff. This kid is the real deal.
[Note from Trripleplay: Eric Anderson and his family were in Columbia on Saturday Oct 11 for an official visit and attended the Black & Gold Baseball Scrimmage -- along with a number of other recruits]
The Colorado Springs Gazette talks about QB Eric Anderson's poise:
Mountain Vista team not lacking for confidence
After Mountain Vista's lightning-quick strike to open the game, Doherty drove 79 yards but Terry was stopped at the 1-inch line on second down and sophomore Reggie Sampson was stymied twice more.
"I definitely thought I scored," Terry said. "I saw the ball cross and go in but I guess the refs didn't see it."
"That was huge for momentum," said Mountain Vista quarterback Eric Anderson, who completed 11 of 15 passes for 184 yards and two touchdowns. "It took the wind out of their sails, especially when we went 99 yards."
"We got our heads down a little bit after that," Doherty coach Matt Wibbels said.
Wibbels said Barr - who is expected back next week - was missed but praised junior Zach Donohoe.
But he couldn't match the poise of Anderson, a 6-foot-4 senior who has been offered baseball scholarships to Nebraska and Missouri.
Interestingly, everything online about Anderson talks about him as a Quarterbak, a college football prospect. ShowMeSportsOnline explains Anderson's connection with Mizzou:
Eric`s father, Tom Anderson, is a former Missouri Tiger player himself and familiar with the town and program. So Eric grew up a Tiger fan and even dressed up on Halloween in his dad`s only Tiger gear to go trick or treating.
"Yeah, I use to wear my dad`s stuff for Halloween and always wanted to be a Tiger football player. I remember that."
On the chance that he could play at the same school that his father did?
"It would be a great honor. I have always been a Tiger fan so it would mean a lot. We`ll see what happens."
ShowMeSportsOnline.com also has another quick scouting report
And Rivals.com has some video of Anderson's Football Highlights