Commit #8 talks about decision

It hasn't even been a week since Zaire Anderson picked up his first offer. It just so happened though that the offer came from the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Anderson, a very active MIKE linebacker, made the call to Nebraska stating his intentions to be a Husker. What are his thoughts about his decision?

Zaire Anderson is the latest commitment for the Nebraska Cornhusker recruiting class of 2012. The 6-foot-2 and 220-pound Anderson from Riverside (Calif.) C.C. says he's excited to play in a program like Nebraska's.

"Oh yeah," Anderson said. "I am happy with my decision to be a Husker. I like the program at Nebraska. I want to be part of a great defense."

In less than a week, Anderson went from not having any offers to being committed to a DI program. The program he chose wasn't one he knew a lot about after getting the offer. However, a lot of people were able to fill in the gaps.

"It did. A lot of people have told me from Philadelphia have given me a lot of information about Nebraska since they started to recruit me. I didn't really know about them.

"I hadn't watched them before, but I have found film and watched it lately. They have told me about the success of the junior college recruits that Bo Pelini has had on defense. I looked it up and liked what I saw."

A huge selling point for Nebraska and Anderson was where he will play on the field. That spot is currently occupied by pre-season All-American Lavonte David.

"Nebraska is recruiting me to play the same position that #4, Lavonte David plays, right now. It's outside as the WILL spot. I think that I am about the same size as him right now."

Anderson could actually play a couple of different linebacker positions in Lincoln. He played MIKE this year, but last year he was really more of an outside guy that could come off the edge and disrupt.

"I am playing MIKE this year, but last year I was playing outside linebacker in the 3-4. I was the top player in the state last year."

The official visit to Nebraska is still pending, but it will happen the first weekend that he can. He said that he won't know which weekend it will be yet because of the playoffs and the bowl game that is pending.

"I haven't set up the visit yet. We are still trying to set that up. They wanted to host me on my bye week, but we already had our bye. I have to wait until after the season to visit."

Anderson has learned a lot about Nebraska in the last week or so, but there are still some things that he doesn't know. He plans on learning soon though. "I don't know what throw the bones means. I am going to find out."

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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