The Millikan Rams already boast one of the most talented and productive passing offenses in the area, but they’re already looking more dangerous headed into the 2022 season. The Rams have added to their terrific receiving corps with the arrival of Jordan Anderson, who recently enrolled at Millikan after transferring in from nearby Warren High School in Downey.
Anderson is a 6-foot junior wideout who also plays cornerback, and he adds yet another name to the loaded Class of 2024, both at Millikan and around the city. Anderson already has nine Division I scholarship offers, including Arizona, Arizona State, Fresno State, Maryland, Purdue, and USC.
As a sophomore last season at Warren, Anderson led the Bears in catches (32), receiving yards (573) and touchdowns (9) in nine games played. Eight of those TDs came in the first five games of the season, including an 85-yard score against Wilson in the season opener. His best game was against eventual Division 1-A CIF State Champion Serra, hauling in six passes for 113 yards and a score against the Cavaliers.
Anderson has big goals for his final two seasons of high school ball–aiming to rack up 5,000 all-purpose yards and 50 touchdowns–but said that the team goals will come first.
“I want to help Millikan build a great team this year and hopefully win the Moore League,” Anderson said. “That’s my main goal coming over here to Long Beach. I’m a dog, I just want to win.”
The Rams were second place in the Moore League last season and certainly have the skill players returning to light up the scoreboard once again. The Rams have three of their top five receivers coming back, including a national recruit in Ryan Pellum, who was named the Moore League Player of the Year as a sophomore.
“It’s going to be fun playing with Ryan,” said Anderson of his new teammate. “I’ve never played with a receiver as talented as him so it’s gonna be fun to see what defenses do against us.”
Seniors Matt Martinez and Angelo Miranda are great receivers in their own right, with Miranda picking up a scholarship offer from Arizona earlier this offseason. The passing attack is orchestrated by junior QB Myles Jackson, who threw for 2,607 yards and 32 touchdowns as a sophomore in 2021.
Chemistry shouldn’t be an issue for Jackson and Anderson, considering the two played youth football together for the Santa Monica Vikings back in the day.
“We have a pretty good relationship,” said Anderson of his new quarterback. “The offense should be crazy in my opinion with all the receivers we have.”