Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Is Anderson ASU's next 1,000-yard rusher?

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Alabama State coach Brian Jenkins isn’t questioning Alex Anderson’s talent.

He just wonders if the Miami Gardens, Fla., native wants to meet the challenge of replacing Khalid Thomas, the SWAC’s second-leading rusher last season.

“Anderson is going to have to make that decision if he wants to be that guy,” Jenkins said after Saturday’s Black and Gold game at ASU Stadium.

Jenkins said he has “several guys” who can be a featured back. Jenkins mentioned sophomore Ezra Gray out of Lynn Haven, Fla., as a player who just needs experience and could be a “home run hitter."

Still, Anderson is the team’s top returning rusher and possesses the ability to lead ASU’s rushing attack.

“It’s just about who’s going to step up,” Jenkins said. “Whether we get it done with one guy or by committee, doesn’t matter to me. Just as long as we can get it done, but I think Alex Anderson does have the ability to be a 1,000-yard back, but like I said, that’s going to be up to Alex.”


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