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Super 30: Owasso's Michael Anderson a standout in the classroom as well

Defensive end has committed to Tulsa, where he will likely study petroleum engineering.
by Trent Shadid Published: July 15, 2014

— When Owasso standout Michael Anderson heads to Tulsa, he plans to have his hands full on the field and in the classroom.

Anderson, No. 12 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30 recruiting rankings for the Class of 2015, verbally committed to the Golden Hurricane in early July. He also has scholarship offers from Air Force, Arkansas State, Harvard, New Mexico, and North Texas.

“School is No. 1 on my list,” Anderson said. “I love football, but with TU’s great academics, it was really a perfect choice for me.”

The 6-foot-3, 230-pound defensive end is every bit as talented with the books as he is a pass rusher. He scored a 29 on his ACT and boasts a 4.0 GPA. As a junior, he registered 93 tackles and five sacks for the Rams.

“I spent some time trying to decide whether I wanted to study chemical or petroleum engineering,” Anderson said. “Petroleum is a more centered around physics and math, which fits me, so I’m planning to go that direction. And it helps that Tulsa is one of the top schools in the country for it.

“As far as on the field, the coaches say they really like what I can do, and I think there’s a possibility for some early play time. So it’s just the right fit all around.”

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by Trent Shadid
Copy Editor
Trent Shadid is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. He was born and raised in Weatherford, Okla., and attended Weatherford High School. Before joining The Oklahoman, he spent two seasons as an assistant wrestling coach at Weatherford High...
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