Nick Saban highlights Alabama WR Aaron Anderson after spring scrimmage

Alabama head coach Nick Saban highlighted a freshman receiver in his post-scramble presser.

Jermaine Burton is the room leader and Traeshon Holden has been consistent this spring, but Aaron Anderson looks like a true point guard. Five-star high school star Edna Carr (New Orleans, Louisiana) caught the attention of Coach Saban with his speed, hands and routes against the first-team defense . He became an explosive weapon in high school and demonstrated those traits over the weekend in Crimson Tide’s first game-like practice. Saban is impressed with Anderson’s run after catching ability, and credible sources have compared his skills to Jerry Jeudy, Henry Ruggs III, Jaylen Waddle and DeVonta Smith.

“He had some big plays and did a good job,” Saban said of Anderson. “He took a 5-yard pass and went 35-40 yards on the first-team defense.”

According to the sources, the 5ft 9in speedster is “very impressive” and could be the rookie to “make an impact” on this team if needed.

Anderson, who weighs 184 pounds on the list, has incredible acceleration in his runs.

He’s someone to watch as we continue spring training. Anderson tries to take someone’s place.

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Stephen M. Smith is editor-in-chief and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can “like” it on Facebook or “follow him” on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.