Micah “Snacks” Anderson, one of the state’s biggest linemen, signed with Central Florida this week – more than six weeks after signing day.
The 6-foot-4, 355-pounder from Stone Mountain High School will play defensive tackle at Central Florida.
“Central Florida is getting a great player,” Stone Mountain coach Dante Ferguson said. “He’s the strongest player on our team, and he is very athletic for his size. He’s a hard worker and a good kid. He’s a comedian with such a good personality. He will keep them laughing at UCF and will be a great teammate there.”
Enquiring minds want to know: What about the “Snacks” nickname? “It honestly came from my freshman year,” Anderson said. “I was extremely big [at 420 pounds] before I worked out and lost weight. ‘Snacks’ was the name my coach gave me, and it just stuck with me throughout the rest high school. That’s what everybody calls me now.”
Said Ferguson, “He has dropped a lot of weight, and he’ll drop more in college. He was at 420 pounds as a sophomore, and he was at 390 as a junior. This past season, he played at 360. Coach [George O’Leary] wants him at around 320-330 to play defensive tackle. He may be unstoppable at that weight.”
Last November, “Snacks” committed to Western Kentucky but the football scholarship offer was withdrawn in early January.
“Due to communication issues with Western Kentucky, I de-committed from them,” Anderson said. “When I called there, they would never answer … I really don’t know what happened. Maybe they wanted another kid? I was really disappointed in them.”
Said Ferguson, “A few weeks before signing day, Western Kentucky told me that they wanted a lineman closer to home. That’s not a good deal for a kid who was committed to your school … not good at all. My thing is don’t offer a kid if you’re not 100-percent sure. I didn’t like that deal with Western Kentucky. But they lost out on a great player.”
Anderson caught the attention of Central Florida’s coaches after his film was emailed to numerous colleges by Stone Mountain assistant Jatavis Sanders. Central Florida brought in “Snacks” for an official visit last week and he signed the scholarship papers a couple of days later.
Stone Mountain has two other seniors who may sign D1 by the end of the summer. Both were overlooked because they didn’t really attend any junior camps:
Aaron Sibley, DB, 5-11, 170. Registered 104 tackles as a junior, can play corner or safety, and has met NCAA qualifying requirements. See video below.
Willie Parker, RB, 6-0, 207. DeKalb County’s second-leading rusher, gained more than 1,000 yards each of the last two years, and has meet NCAA academic standards. Click to watch video
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