When all is said and done, fast-rising Killen (Ala.) linebacker Colin Anderson will have his pick of schools to attend.
The 6-foot-2, 211-pound outside linebacker is no sleeper, having surpassed a dozen offers and now slowly but surely pushing toward 20.
“[I’m] up to 18 offers and plan to head up to Iowa this summer,” Anderson said. “[My] mom has family up there, so we were going anyway. I’m going to visit Iowa State as well as Iowa. [Those are the] only visits that are planned right now.”
Those visits — to Iowa from June 24-25 and Iowa State on June 27 — are the continuation of a busy road trip around the country for visits in recent months. Anderson doesn’t have a clear timetable for a decision, but could decide sometime in the summer after more trips.
Anderson's offer list includes the likes of California, Illinois, NC State, Vanderbilt and Virginia among several others. Iowa State linebackers coach Tyson Veidt has been in constant contact with Anderson since the Cyclones offered in late January.
“They seem to really want me and I’ve been hearing from them often,” Anderson said. “They think I can play any spot, but probably outside.”
Anderson’s connection to Iowa makes his summer trips intriguing, and while it likely won’t play a key factor, it would help ease the transition.
“My mother’s side is there,” Anderson said. “I know they’d be there to help support me at pretty much every game.”
What are the key factors in a decision?
“Kind of just going on feel and the majors they offer,” Anderson said. “Everyone that’s spoken to me has had amazing everything including facilities, so I’m not too concerned with that. Just whatever program I can have the most success at.”