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OSU football: Receiver Isaiah Anderson has waited for this opportunity

With the Cowboys seeking difference makers at wide receiver, Anderson recognizes that he has a chance to shine.
by John Helsley Published: April 10, 2012

“He's got to go out there and be precise with his routes and his footwork. And he comes out and he works hard on it.”

Better routes, combined with his speed, will help him in traffic. At 5-foot-10 and just 168 pounds, Anderson can't rely on getting physical with defensive backs.

“If he can stay moving, that's a good thing for him,” Dunn said, “because there aren't a lot of people who can run with him. He's got some real explosive speed.”

A rising senior out of Wichita Falls, Texas, Anderson is also working on improving his hands. Even outside of practice, he's working, catching tennis balls fired from a baseball pitching machine.

“He's pounding it,” Dunn said. “Isaiah's better than he was last year, by far. I think he's due for a good year.”

For Anderson, he no longer has to wait and hope for his opportunity.

He just has to capitalize on it.

“I feel like personally, I've had a good spring,” Anderson said. “I'm preparing every day, working on the things I need to make myself better and to do whatever it takes to help the team next season.

“I learned that anything can happen and you have to take advantage of every opportunity you have. Last year I thought I took advantage of it. This year, I'm going to do the same thing.

“Going into your senior season, you can't ask for a better thing than to be starting and to be on a team that's rolling the way we are.”

by John Helsley
OSU Reporter Sr.
John Helsley grew up in Del City, reading all the newspapers and sports magazines he could get his hands on. And Saturday afternoons, when the Major League Game of the Week was on, he'd keep a scorecard for the game. So the sports appeal was was...
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