Anderson, a 5-9, 175-pound running back who runs the forty in 4.4 seconds, becomes the second four-star running back to commit to Louisville this year, joining Bolingbrook, Illinois standout Dale Martin.
In choosing Louisville, Anderson also backed out of a verbal commitment to West Virginia. Steve Kragthorpe played a big role in Anderson's change of heart, as the new Louisille coach personally sat beside Anderson Saturday night during Louisville's basketball game against Syracuse.
"There's a big difference between the old coaching staff and the new one," Anderson told InsideTheVille.com. "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."
Mike Glaser, Anderson's high school coach, told the Courier-Journal Kragthorpe's coaching style would be a better fit for his standout.
"When the new staff came in, he had to look at them awfully hard," Glaser said. "I totally discouraged him from U of L when coach Petrino was there because their styles would not have matched. I know some players just can't play for certain type of coaches. Vic is a heck of a hard worker but he doesn't need somebody yelling and screaming at him. This is just a much better fit (with coach Kragthorpe)."
Anderson rushed for 4,008 yards and 75 touchdowns in high school, both St. X records.