Tiger Rag chats with new commitment Anderson

Kyle Anderson

LSU fans have been dying for some good news on the recruiting front and they got a heavy dose on Wednesday when The Woodlands (Texas) tight end Kyle Anderson (6-5, 250, 4.8) committed to the defending BCS National Champions.

He is a four-star prospect and rated No. 14 among all of the tight ends in the country.

Tiger Rag caught up with the future Tiger to see what made him choose LSU over the other 25 schools that offered him a scholarship.

"Basically, that is the place I felt most comfortable at," Anderson told Tiger Rag. "Every time I went there everything just clicked. I love the way they run their two tight end sets and the chances I'll have to win a national championship. When I talked to coaches at a lot of the other schools I did not see that same passion the LSU coaching staff has."

Passion is also what Anderson saw when he attended his last game at Tiger Stadium back in 2001. He was on the visiting side with his father, who played football at Auburn, and he got a first hand glimpse at what it is like to be on the visiting side on a Saturday night at Death Valley.

"It is real rowdy," said Kyle, who is a full academic qualifier. "I like it. I am pumped and real excited. I can not imagine what it is going to be like to run out on that field."

Anderson has incredible strength at such a young age with a 370 pound bench. That is one thing that has helped him earn a reputation as one of the top blocking tight ends in the country.

He wants to become a bigger threat in the passing game after catching 20 passes for 260 yards and seven scores last season, and that has been the area of focus since the end of his junior campaign.

"I have definitely been working a lot on getting better as a pass receiver," he said. "Today I ran a 4.58 (40) after practice and that is the first time I broke 4.6. I have really improved on catching the ball and getting downfield."

LSU now has nine commitments for the Class of 2005 and four of them are rated four star prospects by TheInsiders.com.

Looks like the rich keep getting richer.

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