Huskers snag No. 8

Riverside (Calif.) C.C. is 6-0 and while their team was off to a great start the leader on a very good defense still hadn't picked up an offer. It was then that an assistant coach made some calls and in return the offers came. The Nebraska staff made the first offer while Akron came in a day later making an offer of their own. What are the plans of this J.C. linebacker now?

Update 4:30 P.M.: Anderson has committed to Nebraska, more to come on his commitment.

Ask Zaire Anderson and you will get a short answer mostly because he hasn't adjusted to speaking about it yet. The 6-foot-2 and 215-pound linebacker from Riverside (Calif.) C.C. picked up his first two offers late last week.

"I got an offer from Nebraska on Friday," Anderson said. "And I got an offer from Akron on Saturday. It feels really good to get the offers and have the opportunity to play DI football."

Anderson has been leading the Riverside defense and helping them through a perfect record through six games. Anderson wasn't sure of his exact stats so far this season.

"We have played six games and we are 6-0. We are ranked either 5th or 6th right now. I have 50 tackles or so and five or six sacks."

Anderson has been playing the MIKE position for Riverside, but if you see his film he is athletic and rangy enough to play at the outside positions as well.

"If you have seen my film this year it's been as a MIKE. I think that I can stop the run pretty well and against the pass I like guarding the running backs out of the backfield."

The offers have Anderson thinking about official visits now, but Riverside has already had their bye. He will have to wait until after the season is over and more than likely the post-season as well.

"The Nebraska coach is asking me to come and visit after my bowl game. Our last regular season game is November 19th and I am not sure how many weeks we could go after that in the post-season."

The late attention for Anderson is because of some hard work by the recruiting coordinator at Riverside. Anderson was quick to give recognition to the assistant coach, Darrin Chiaverini, who has an eye for talent. Chiaverini played college football for Colorado, four years in the NFL and another three years in arena football.

"My coach, Coach Chiaverini, started sending out my film. He deserves the credit here. He called Nebraska to tell them about me."

Bryan Munson has worked with Big Red Report for nine years covering recruiting and football and has covered Nebraska recruiting for 11 years. His work can also be seen in's SuperPrep Magazine.
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