Nation's No. 5 DE Adam Anderson will bring length, aggressiveness and athleticism to LSU

LSU picked up a big commitment from Scout 100 Rome (Ga.) defensive end Adam Anderson last Saturday, and Scout takes a look at what the Tigers are getting, and how he fits into their recruiting class.

LSU secured a huge commitment from defensive end Adam Anderson last Saturday.


Rated: He is a four-star prospect, third-ranked defensive end in the South, fifth-ranked in the country and No. 50 prospect overall.


Scouting report: LSU fans should be excited about Anderson.

Anderson is a long, athletic defensive end. He gets off the line of scrimmage quickly and is very aggressive. Anderson is disruptive and relentless.

 Anderson is a very effective pass rusher and solid against the run. He applies a lot of pressure on his opponent and is often in the backfield before they can completely get out of their stance.

Anderson changes directions well and takes good pursuit angles. He plays fast, but under control. Anderson also gives maximum effort and has great closing speed.

Like all prospects, there are areas where he can improve. Anderson only weighs about 220 pounds, so he must add weight and get stronger. He also plays too high at times and needs to improve his pad level.

None of these are major concerns and once he gets to LSU, look for him to quickly get better in all areas.


Final Thought: The addition of Anderson and teammates Jamarcus Chatman and Jaquon Griffin last Saturday bolsters what was already one of top recruiting classes in the country. The Tigers are currently No. 2 in Scout's Team Rankings.

Pass rushers are always at a premium, so anytime you can land one of the nation's best, it very significant. You do not see many high school prospects with Anderson's combination of length and athleticism.

He also has a huge upside. In fact, he has not even scratched the surface on his full potential. His frame will allow him to easily add 50 to 60 pounds and get much stronger.

If he stays healthy and continues to develop, he will be star at LSU, and ultimately have a chance to play on Sundays.

http://www.scout.com/player/205742-adam-anderson


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