Palmetto State DL Commits to Jackets

South Aiken defensive tackle Ben Anderson had insisted that he was 'pretty sure' he wanted to wait it out and not commit to anybody early in the recruiting process.

That soon changed after attending the Yellow Jackets' Junior Day this past weekend in Atlanta. After that, Alexander needed only to see his scholarship offer in writing before he officially pulled the trigger. The 6-foot-2, Aiken (SC) native picked up the phone and verbally committed to Coach Chan Gailey and Georgia Tech, Tuesday night.

"I committed to Georgia Tech," Anderson said. "People had told me I should wait before making a commitment, but I wanted to commit to Georgia Tech. I just feel its gonna be the best place for me."

"Junior Day was a huge part of my decision," Anderson said. "I got to tour around the campus and got to see the school. I got to meet my position coach and Coach Gailey. I liked everything up there. The facilities, the weight room, the academics it was all what I wanted."

Anderson, at 6-foot-2, 255 pounds is projected as a defensive tackle at the next level. He had been drawing interest from the likes of Clemson, South Carolina, Georgia and North Carolina before verbally committing Tuesday night.

"I'm 100% committed to Georgia Tech," Anderson said. "I don't see myself changing. I don't think there is a better school out there for me."

Anderson recorded 125 tackles and eight sacks as a junior. He will be attending the U.S. Army All-American Combine at Auburn on April 30.

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