'21 OH RB - Jaylen Anderson

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    I just watched this kid's highlight, and he looks like a man among boys, even as a Soph. Kind of reminds me of a young LeVeon Bell.
     
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    Jaylen Anderson Ready To Get Back On The Field
    Perry High School 2021 running back Jaylen Anderson is working his way back to full health after tearing his meniscus in the summer of 2018. He missed three games of his sophomore season after popping off his freshman-year tape, and after seeing a “slowed down” version of Anderson in 2018, teams, including Ohio State are waiting to see how he progresses into his junior year before offering.

    “They want to see how I look coming off my knee injury,” Anderson said about Ohio State. “I’m looking for a program that has a lot of confidence in me and can help me become better on and off the field.”


    Anderson is one of three top-10 Ohio 2021 recruits that plays running back, including Roger Bacon’s Corey Kiner and Ironton’s Reid Carrico. He’s ranked as the No. 7 recruit coming out of Ohio and as the No. 10 running back in the country.

    Only Duke and UPenn have extended offers, but Ohio State, Michigan State and Penn State are all interested in the tailback.

    The Perry standout has been in contact with Ohio State running back coach Tony Alford, and director of high school relations Ed Terwilliger has made a visit to see him and plans to in the near future. Anderson also made his way to Columbus on Feb. 2 to see the campus and facilities for himself.

    “It was awesome,” Anderson said. “I got to know Coach Alford a lot, and I got to see the nice facilities they have.”

    While Ohio State’s coaching staff wants to see how Anderson progresses out of his meniscus tear and surgery, Alford asked Anderson to participate in a camp in June, and the running back said he plans to be at the camp on the 17th.

    As far as how he has actually progressed out of his surgery, Anderson was pretty clear.

    “Everything is back to 100 percent,” he said.
     
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    Jaylen Anderson
    Perry High School running back Jaylen Anderson was at Ohio State last week for a private workout with running backs coach Tony Alford that he said he’d been preparing for for a long time. Coming off of a serious knee injury, Anderson has been trying to prove that he has the explosion he once had and is deserving of an Ohio State offer.

    At the 7-on-7 camp Monday, he showed some dynamic abilities. It can be difficult for a running back to find his place on a 7-on-7 team if he is not capable of catching passes, but Anderson is not that type of running back. He was the best weapon Perry had, and it used him to the max on its way to placing runner-up in the tournament.

    Anderson played both ways, as a slot receiver on offense and as a linebacker on defense, and he made crucial plays that helped Perry defeat Massillon in the quarterfinals of the tournament. He caught two difficult balls to help Perry tie the game and send it into overtime, then deflected a pass from Jayden Ballard in the endzone and caught the game-winning score. For a running back that weighs 220, Anderson can work in the passing game.

    After the championship round, Tony Alford called Anderson over and had a short conversation with him. Alford wasn’t able to watch much of Anderson’s day because he was welcoming in four-star 2020 running back DeaMonte Trayanum on his official visit.

    “He just caught the end of it, but he said to just get back up here in the fall,” Anderson told Eleven Warriors after the camp.

    Anderson expressed displeasure with his conditioning after his workout with Alford last week but said that a day like Monday helps him get to the level of conditioning he hopes to be at by next season.

    After his appearance at the second fundamental camp Thursday, Anderson made it to Bowling Green for another camp and left with an offer. He said he will be at West Virginia on Friday and at Penn State the day after for camps as well.
     

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