Cali JUCO RB takes in WSU experience

HE WAS NEAR the top in most statistical categories when it comes to junior colleges running backs in the state of California this past season, racking up 1,524 hashes on the ground. This past weekend he was in Pullman for an official visit to Washington State.

C.J. Anderson (Corterlie) said he got close with the other recruits on the trip to WSU.

"The football program, I know I can help turn things around with the other recruits that were there… Coach (Dave) Ungerer has been recruiting me since I was in high school and he was at Oregon State so I have a good relationship with him. I also talked with coach (Todd) Sturdy the offensive coordinator and coach (Paul) Wulff the head coach," said Anderson.

Anderson is out of Laney College in Oakland by way of Jesse Bethel High in Vallejo. This past season for Laney (5-5) he rushed for 1,524 yards on 206 carries, (7.4 ypc). He scored 16 total touchdowns, tied for third among state JC players, with 13 of those coming on running plays.

His 152.4 yards per game average was second in the state among JUCO running backs. He believes he could have an instant impact at WSU.

"I believe that, I believe that I can. Watching them play the Apple Cup, they were right there and completely in that game… and their quarterback, (Jeff Tuel) he's only a sophomore, he's going to be a good one for the next two years. The football program, I completely understand where they're coming from. They want the athletes in order to compete. And they work pretty good, they don't give up," said Anderson.

As a full-qualifier out of high school, Anderson plans to sign during the mid-year signing period for junior college transfers, Dec. 15 - Jan 15, with 3-to-play-2.

"Utah is supposed to let me know if they're going to offer me or not and that will be my next trip. If not then Nevada is supposed to be my next trip. Cal is in the mix now and so is Arizona State," said Anderson.

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