MOORHEAD — Moorhead's Seth Anderson was less than 190 pounds last January. On Thursday, with a visit from Iowa State football, Anderson weighed in at 253 pounds.
The 6-foot-4 junior received an offer from the University of Kansas on Wednesday, had a visit from Iowa State on Thursday and has a visit from the University of Iowa on Monday. He also has the University of North Dakota and North Dakota State looking at the offensive and defensive lineman.
"When I was getting feedback from college coaches, asking what the difference between a D-II, FCS and FBS based on pure size, they said 250 pounds is the magic number," Moorhead head coach Kevin Feeney said.
Anderson played for Feeney at 180 pounds as a sophomore. He came back for his junior season at 230 pounds and is now at 253. Feeney reached out to Big Ten Conference and Big 12 Conference schools with Anderson's highlights from his junior season having to explain that he was between 225 and 230 pounds in the highlights, but he's now between 245 and 250 pounds. That sparked interest.
Anderson has also played the last two seasons with an injured ulnar collateral ligament. He had Tommy John surgery right before Thanksgiving. Anderson was unable to play basketball this season for Moorhead because of the surgery.
Feeney said colleges are trying to decide between the offensive and defensive line as to where to put Anderson. He played defensive end, offensive guard, along with tight end and long snapper last season for the Spuds. He had 75 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, three sacks, one fumble recovery and 17 pancake blocks in 10 games last season for the Spuds.
People have told Feeney if Anderson weren't in Moorhead, and rather in a football recruiting hotbed like Georgia, he'd be a nationally ranked recruit.