For years it has been the case that if Ohio State wanted a kid from Glenville High, Ohio State got a kid from Glenville High. The school's head coach, Ted Ginn Sr., has reportedly been more open to his players considering Michigan now that Rich Rodriguez is the coach at Michigan, but whether the Wolverines can actually land one of his players that the Buckeyes actually want remains to be seen.
Enter Latwan Anderson, the newest Glenville prospect who just transferred in from St. Edwards in Cleveland, Ohio. He came to Glenville for a better football situation. The youngster has over 26 offers and he is entertaining all of them, but it seems as if Ohio State and Michigan have caught his attention the most at this time.
There are a few things that are important to him as he goes through this process of choosing a college to attend.
"I am looking for great people and a great team to be around," he told GoBlueWolverine, adding, "I would like to know who is coming in and who will be leaving ... the depth chart is important to my decision."
Latwan Anderson has an interest in the Maize and Blue, so he will listen and see what they have to offer.
"I know a lot of people will give me dirty looks (here in Ohio) but I am giving Michigan a serious look. They have great tradition and I have a chance to play right away. Michigan is in my top five, definitely ... top three right now."
He has been in touch with Coach Bruce Tall and they talked just last week.
"Coach Tall was trying to get me up to the spring football game but I was unable to attend. He talked with me about getting up there to visit maybe in the summer time."
Latwan will be coming up to Michigan for U-M's summer Team 7 on 7 Competition; he also told me he will not be going with Ted Ginn and his Glenville teammates on their tour bus. However he told me he is going to be with Mark Harris who runs Raw Talent and have a summer tour bus to go around in.
As for Ohio State, he is concerned about the depth chart.
"I am not worried about competing for a spot but I would like to play right away. At Ohio State they have defensive backs in this year's class coming in, and in the class (2010) that I am in as well."
He is also very familiar with the program at Ohio State.
"I would love to go there if they were to offer (Ohio State has not offered as of yet), but I would have to take a long look to see what is best for me. I want to go to a place I have the best chance to play and to see where I fit in."
Latwan's upcoming visit to Ohio State next Friday night for the Buckeyes' spring game should clear quite a few things up for him.
"Going up to the spring game will give me an idea of where I stand with the kids that are coming into the program."
There are other schools that are certainly showing interest in the 4.3 speedster. He has LSU and Florida among others. He will be possibly camping at LSU this summer.
As Latwan looks at weighing his options the question will be whether Michigan can overcome OSU's built in advantages.
Latwan Anderson weighing his options
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