Victor Anderson discusses backup plan

Victor Anderson, the four-star running back from Louisville St. X., is waiting to see what happens between West Virginia coach Rich Rodriquez and Alabama. Anderson tells InsideTheVille.com that he has a backup plan in place should WVU not be his final school of choice. Does that plan include Louisville?

Victor Anderson, the four-star running back from Louisville St. X., is waiting to see what happen between West Virginia coach Rich Rodriquez and Alabama. Anderson verbally committed to the Mountaineers last summer, but admitted Thursday night he probably won't honor that commitment if Rodriguez takes the Alabama job.

"I'm worried about that and I get asked that question 100 times per day - Is Coach Rodriquez going to leave?. I don't know," he said. "I hope he doesn't leave. I don't think he will, but if he does I probably won't go there because I really don't have a great relationship with any of the other coaches."

So what happens if Rodriguez, who led West Virginia to a 10-2 record and an appearance in the Gator Bowl against ACC runner-up Georgia Tech, accepts the Crimson Tide's offer to replace Mike Shula?

"I have a backup plan," Anderson said Thursday.

That plan likely would include Louisville or Kentucky, and possibly South Florida. Anderson will make an official visit to Kentucky this weekend, and said he'll make an official visit to Louisville "sometime after Christmas."

Anderson said coaches from Louisville, Kentucky and West Virginia have in-home visits scheduled soon. "They're coming by the house next week," he said.

Louisville assistant Greg Nord, Anderson's recruiter, paid a visit to St. X earlier this week and the 5-9, 186-pound Anderson spoke with Nord again Thursday. "He wants me to come by practice before the bowl game," Anderson said. "They had a really good season and I'm proud of them. They're my hometown school and I'm really happy for them."

Despite Louisville's BCS season, Kentucky might have the upper hand for Anderson should Rodriguez bolt for the SEC. "I would say I lean more to UK because of my relationship with Coach (Joker) Phillips. I just feel more comfortable with Kentucky's coaches than Louisville's. Kentucky did great this season and I think Coach Brooks has got their program back on the right track."


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