Brian Dohn

Two Big Ten and one AAC school are recruiting top NYC WR Amad Anderson most

Staten Island (N.Y.) Curtis receiver Amad Anderson said he talks to three schools the most.

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The spring evaluation period and camp circuit could bring more eyeballs, and offers, to receiver Amad Anderson.

However, those schools will play catch-up to a trio of schools in contact with the 6-foot, 172-pound Anderson most frequently.

"Right now it's Maryland, Temple and Rutgers the most," Anderson said. "I don't have any (visits) planned yet."

Boston College, NC State and Connecticut are also asking Anderson to visit.

"I'm at the point where if a school is interested in me, I might as well go there and see what it is like," he said. "I feel like if I go to a school to visit, it might change my mind more."

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Anderson holds offers from Maryland, Rutgers, Syracuse and Boston College. He is also a very good safety prospect, and schools are discussing both sides of the ball with with him.

"I honestly want to play on offense," Anderson said. "If I have the opportunity to play offense and defense, that would be great."

Anderson visited Maryland for a 7-on-7 last summer, and he attended a game in the fall. 

Terps assistant coach Pete Lembo is Anderson's recruiter, and the two are building a strong relationship.

"He is a great guy, himself, outside of football," Anderson said. "I like his background and how his life is set up. He's a great guy. He thinks I can do things to help the team on defense and on offense.

"I'm pretty sure they may want me to play both sides of the ball."

As the Terps build under coach D.J. Durkin, adding play-makers to the offense is a focal point in the 2018 class. And Lembo believes Anderson fits in nicely.

"They throw the ball, but he said they've been lacking receivers, so that is pretty much why I would fit in the system," Anderson said. "They've gotten some dudes down there who can make plays, quarterbacks to deliver the receivers the ball, so they are an upcoming program."

Rutgers is another program in need of receivers, and the Scarlet Knights coaches talk with Anderson regularly about it.

"They also want me to play both sides of the ball," Anderson said. "They really want to use me on offense more because they feel like I can change some games if I was on the offensive side of the ball."

Anderson plans on visiting campus for a spring practice, but he is finishing his track season so finding time is difficult. 

However, with the attention Rutgers coach Chris Ash, defensive backs coach Bill Busch and receivers coach Jafar Williams -- they are in regular contact with Anderson -- are showing, getting to a practice is important.

"It is a place that feels like family, and a place that feels like home," Anderson said. "It's pretty close to (Curtis). It means a lot (to be recruited hard) because it means they really have to get me, and they actually see something in me I don't see in myself."

Temple is also pushing for Anderson to visit for a spring practice, and while he needs to learn more about the program, he has a nearby mentor who knows plenty. 

Wagner assistant coach Zamel Johnson is from Staten Island and played at Temple. He and Anderson knew each other for years.

"He tells me all about the positives and negatives, but it is mostly positive," Anderson said. "I know a little about Temple, like the area and stuff."


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