STILLWATER — When Isaiah Anderson heard that Oklahoma State hired Dana Holgorsen as its new offensive coordinator, the Cowboys receiver was thrilled. "When I heard he was coming here, I knew my opportunity was coming along with him,” Anderson said. "I knew we were going to throw the ball around and get the ball in my hands to make some plays. And that’s what I came here to do. To finally have an opportunity feels good.” Who is Isaiah Anderson, you ask? You may not know him now, but if he continues improving this spring, he’ll be an important member of OSU’s receiver corps in 2010. A track standout with great quickness and speed, Anderson has two attributes that are assets in Holgorsen’s offense. And his lack of bulk (5-foot-10, 170 pounds) — a potential drawback in the Cowboys’ former offense — is not as big a concern in OSU’s new system. Asked about the players who have stood out this spring, Isaiah Anderson was the first name that came to mind for OSU coach Mike Gundy. "Isaiah Anderson has made some plays,” Gundy said last Friday. The same cannot be said about Anderson in 2009. The redshirt sophomore had one catch for 23 yards in limited action during his first collegiate season. Anderson was known as a player with great speed who couldn’t quite find the right fit in OSU’s former offense. His speed was ideal for an outside receiver and deep threat, but his size made run blocking a concern for the Pokes’ offense, which led the Big 12 in rushing for four straight seasons. "In this offense, I can play more than one position if I need to,” Anderson said. "And now they’re moving me around, trying to put the ball in my hands.” In Holgorsen’s offense, the focus is simply getting the ball in playmakers’ hands, even if it’s a short screen pass or swing pass. "The open field is the biggest part of (the offense),” Anderson said. "I’ve been asked what I can do when I get the ball in the open field, now I can show everybody.” Speed is a great asset to possess in the new offense, and Anderson, who once ran a 10.34-second 100-yard dash in high school, has plenty of it. Not to mention confidence. When asked about getting more opportunities, maybe even on kick returns, Anderson said: "I feel like safeties are like kickers back there, they’re just birds on the wall.” Confident words. Now he’ll have the opportunity to back them up.