Video: Top JuCo Dlineman to officially visit UofL

<B>Prospect Video</b><br>Zach Anderson, a junior college 1st Team All-State selection this year, has numerous offers and has scheduled three official visits, including one to Louisville this weekend.

The University of Louisville coaching staff were successful with official visits by junior college prospects a few weeks ago, grabbing verbal commitments from Stevin Williams and Nate Harris. This weekend the staff will once again be entertaining one of the top JuCo prospects when defensive lineman Zach Anderson of East Mississippi CC makes an official visit.

The 6-foot-4, 266-pound Anderson, who played his prep ball at Baldwin County High School in Bay Minette, Alabama, is a quarterback turned defensive lineman.

"I actually played quarterback my last two years in high school," explained Anderson, who received scholarship offers from numerous programs throughout the southeast as a high school senior. "I was only 225-pounds my senior year. I moved to the defensive line when I got to junior college."

His time spent at East Mississippi CC has been a fruitful one. He has been named 1st Team All-State and 1st Team All-Region twice and was honored as the Defensive Player of the Year following the 2004 season.

"I had a pretty good junior year, so that got my name out to a lot of people," said Anderson. "Louisville called down here before the season looking for a defensive lineman and requested my video."

As a sophomore, Anderson totaled 46 tackles in games. He also led EMCC with 6 sacks.

With offers from a number of programs, such as Louisville, Auburn, West Virginia, Alabama, Texas A&M and Ole Miss, Anderson has developed an impressive list of options, but with three years to play two, he is looking for a team that he can make an impact with upon arriving on campus and U of L appears to fit his criteria.

"They need dlinemen up there, so that definately interests me," Anderson said of U of L. "I want to go somewhere where I could play quickly. I want to go in and be the man on the dline."

However, Anderson, who plans on studying physical education, states that he remains open and will know from his visits when he finds the right place for him.

"I want to see if I fit in with everything," Anderson said. "I'm going to be giving my next two years, so I need to make sure that if I go there I will like everything about it. I won't be just looking to have fun while visiting."

Anderson, who has already visited Alabama and has trips scheduled to Ole Miss and Texas A&M, also stated that he was waiting for Louisville assistant Reggie Johnson to call on Tuesday evening with his travel plans to Louisville.

"I'm looking forward to seeing the atmosphere at the game there," said Anderson.

However, as can be expected when recruiting against other high level programs, the so-called rumors of U of L head coach Bobby Petrino considering the open Florida job has trickled down to Anderson.

"I've started to second guess Louisville because of the news about the coach thinking of going to Florida," Anderson added voluntarily. "I'm looking forward to talking to him about it when there."

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