Ryan Anderson switching to OLB

Updated: March 11, 2011, 9:51 AM ET
By Jamie Newberg
Ryan Anderson (Daphne, Ala./Daphne) is one of the better defensive ends from Alabama in the Class of 2012 with offers from Auburn and Florida State, among others. However, the 6-foot-3, 240-pounder is switching positions this season.

"I am looking forward to playing outside linebacker," Anderson said. "I will have the chance to make some more plays. I can show everyone my speed (4.6 40 time) and my ability to play in the open field."

Anderson grew up loving the Oklahoma Sooners, however they are not one of the programs to extend the speedy defensive end/outside linebacker.