OSU receiver Isaiah Anderson seizes his opportunity

By Brandon Chatmon, Staff Writer, bchatmon@opubco.com Published: March 31, 2010
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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.