Anderson Came, Saw and Committed

The relationship between a recruiting coach and a prospect is one of the biggest factors that can lead a player to a decision. ASU's safeties coach Matt Lubick, had recruited Armwood (Seffner, Fla.) linebacker Derrall Anderson while he was coaching at Ole Miss, and convinced to visit the Sun Devils this past weekend. Before he left Tempe, Anderson gave his verbal commitment to the maroon and gold.

"It feels great to be a Sun Devil," Anderson told Devils Digest. "I really liked the atmosphere on my visit, the facilities, the people…it really felt like being home in Tampa, because there was a lot to do. Before my visit, I didn't think I was gonna commit at the end of my trip. It's kinda just happened." The linebacker said that he was qualified academically.

The 6' 3", 210 Derrall Anderson collected 98 tackles, 15 QB hurries and six sacks for the 13-2 Hawks as a senior, and was voted All Western-Conference - a league located in the Tampa Bay area. "He's a very explosive player, even though he's a shy and a nice kid off the field," Armwood Head Coach Sean Callahan told Devils Digest. "He has great potential and will only get bigger, stronger and faster."

Anderson's coach added that his player canceled a recruiting trip to Iowa State, and that he was also being recruited by North Carolina, Colorado State and Tulane.

Anderson is the 14th verbal commitment of ASU's 2007 class.

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