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A change of plans for Anderson

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The recruiting process is slowly coming to an end for James Anderson. For the No. 34 ranked player in the class of 2007, it all started with an official visit to Arkansas during the weekend of September 2. A month later, Anderson took a visit to on Kansas October 6 and then traveled to Florida this past weekend. Up next for the four-star prospect is a trip to Oklahoma State, but will it be Anderson's final visit?
"James spent the weekend in Florida for an official visit," said Junction City head coach Joe Hammett. "The visit went good and he enjoyed it very much. James and I spoke for a few minutes on the phone after the visit, and he told me that he had a real good time. I don't know if one or two things stood out about the visit.
"James told me he enjoyed spending time with the players and coaches," he added. "Florida is coming off a National Championship season, so the atmosphere at Midnight Madness was great for James to see. It was just a good overall visit and experience for him."
James, the No. 10 ranked small forward in the class, is ready to take his fourth official visit of the year. He is scheduled to be in Stillwater, Okla., this weekend in-order to spend some quality time with the Oklahoma State Cowboys.
There was a time when it looked like Anderson's visit to Oklahoma State would be his last. There is a chance that he might stick to the original plan, but don't be surprised if a fifth and final visit takes place in the immediate future.
"I am hoping that James will be ready to decide after his visit to Oklahoma State," said Hammett. "He's always said that he wanted to take four visits and then take a step back from the recruiting process before he decides. Right now, no other visits have been scheduled.
"James might take one final visit before he picks a school," he added. "It's a school that's been interested in James for a long time, but I don't really want to give out that information unless he decides to take one final visit. I am really hoping that James just decides after his visit to Oklahoma State, but he hasn't made a decision about that yet."
James Anderson Scouting Report: "A bouncy and wiry wing player, Anderson impacts the game in a number of ways. He is outstanding filling the lanes in transition and is a great offensive rebounder. As a multiposition defender, he has a knack for coming up with big steals. Fairly skilled with the ball as a shooter, handler and passer, Anderson just needs to continue refining those skills. Added strength will help him finish the difficult shots he is capable of creating." -Jerry Meyer of Rivals.com
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