Anderson staying home?

Victor Anderson, the star-running back from Louisville St. Xavier, is ready to end his high profile recruitment. Sometime in the next day or two, the 5-9, 175-pound Anderson will announce his college decision and admits he's leaning toward one school. Will Anderson choose Louisville or West Virginia? InsideTheVille.com has the scoop.

Victor Anderson, the star-running back from Louisville St. Xavier, is ready to end his high profile recruitment. Sometime in the next day or two, the 5-9, 175-pound Anderson will announce his college decision. And while he verbally committed to West Virginia last spring, it's likely he's going to opt to stay a little closer to home.

One of the top two players in the state of Kentucky, Anderson made an official visit to Louisville last weekend. He also attended the U of L/UConn basketball game last Monday and received a visit from Louisville assistant Greg Nord Thursday at his school.

"I'm not sure exactly when I'll make the announcement, but it could be either tomorrow or Monday," Anderson told InsideTheVille.com Saturday afternoon. "I'll talk with my coach tonight and sleep on it, but I'm ready to get the process over with. It's been a long, hard decision."

During his official visit to Louisville, Anderson had an opportunity to meet the newest members of Steve Kragthorpe's coaching staff. Anderson said the visit helped the Cardinals cause.

"The new coaches were real nice and I had a great visit to Louisville," Anderson said. "I liked everything that I saw during my visit. There's a big difference between the old coaching staff and the new one. I'm not saying I didn't like the old coaches, but the new ones are more interactive with the players and they all have great personalities."


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Anderson was also considering Kentucky, but said his decision has come down to the two Big East rivals – West Virginia and Louisville.

"I'm leaning toward Louisville, but things could change in the next 24 hours," Anderson said. "But Louisville is closer to home and it would be good for me to stay close to home. Plus, Louisville has everything to offer that West Virginia does."

As a senior, Anderson rushed for over 1,400 yards and 22 touchdowns, earning district co-player of the year honors. He will graduate from St. Xavier as the schools' all-time leader in touchdowns.

Anderson is rated the #29 running back nationally. Should he choose Louisville, he would be the second four-star running back to commit to the Cardinals this year, joining Bolingbrook, Ill. standout Dale Martin, the #24 rated running back nationally.


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