DL Zach Anderson claims a leader

Junior college defensive lineman Zach Anderson has three visits remaining, but he was ready to claim a leader on Tuesday.

As the list of commitments continues to grow the spotlight seems to be getting brighter on Louisville's needs along the defensive line, where the Cardinals seek both depth and immediate help.

6-foot-4, 265-pound defensive lineman Zach Anderson of East Mississippi Community College is just the type of prospect that the Louisville coaches would likely love to bring into the fold.

Anderson, who made an official visit to Louisville for the season's final home game against Cincinnati, has visits remaining to Ole Miss (1/14), Texas A&M (1/21) and Southern Miss (1/28). While those visits remain, the 4-star prospect was ready to claim a leader on Tuesday.

"Right now Louisville is at the top of my list," Anderson told InsidetheVille.com. "I like the chances of them playing in the BCS now that they are going to the Big East. That would give me big time exposure."

Anderson also informed ITV that he remains in frequent contact with U of L assistant Reggie Johnson.

A former high school quarterback, Anderson uses what he learned from his time spent behind center to help him become a force at defensive end.

"It has helped me to get a really good read on what the offensive line is going to do," Anderson explained. "I can usually tell what is going on by how they line up and that really helps me with my rush."

Even with his impressive size, Anderson says that the Louisville coaches are projecting him as a defensive end.

"They want me to come in and play on the end," said Anderson, who has 2 years of eligibility remaining. "I like my chances to play right away there."

Anderson is expected to graduate in May and enroll in time for fall camp.

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