Should I Stay or Should I Go?

After making a verbal commitment to West Virginia in April, Louisville St.X running back Vic Anderson has made the decision to reopen his recruitment. While the Big East rival remains high on his list of choices, it appears that a recent visit to U of L has left a strong impression with the Midwest Hot 100 member.

For those of us old enough to remember the days when The Clash ruled the punk and alt-rock scene, the title to one of their more commercial successes, 'Should I Stay or Should I Go' would seem the appropriate title for the direction that the recruitment of Louisville St. Xavier's Victor Anderson has taken lately.

In April, the 5-foot-10, 182-pound running back extended a verbal pledge to West Virginia after also strongly considering hometown Louisville, Tennessee and others.

After informing InsideTheVille.com last month that he would consider all of his options prior to national signing day, the 1st Team All-State selection repeated that claim to local news station WLKY earlier this week.

"I just decided that I needed to take my time and look at all of my options," Anderson told InsideTheVille.com on Friday. "I'm wide open right now. It was always really a toss-up about staying home or going away. I have always liked Louisville, but it's just a matter of staying at home to play or not. I still do like West Virginia a lot too."

A recent unofficial visit with the Cardinals also played a role in decision to keep the possibility of playing for Louisville a possibility.

"I went by U of L the other day and watched them practice some," explained Anderson. "I saw Coach Petrino while I was over there. I liked his choice to stay here for 10 more years with that contract extension."

However, while Louisville and West Virginia will be two that will be heavily considered by the Scout.com Midwest Hot 100 member, it's not a definite that he will sign with either.

"After the season is over I will sit down with the family and my coach to decide which is the best place for me," he said.

Anderson and his St.X teammates began preparing for the 2006 season earlier this week.

"It's going pretty good for us so far," he said. "Everyone's excited to get the season going."

The Tigers will open their season on the road August 19 against Bowling Green at Western Kentucky University.


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