Anderson is convinced

This was a big final home game weekend for Nebraska when it come to official visitors. While the Huskers might be trying to earn a few more commitments, they were also trying to convince one that "there is no place like Nebraska". Zaire Anderson, a junior college linebacker, had planned on taking some additional visits, but those plans have changed.

If there is an impact player in the 2012 recruiting class for Nebraska it might have to be Zaire Anderson. Anderson, who has been compared to Lavonte David in some ways, made his official visit to Nebraska this past weekend.

"The trip went great, real great," Anderson said. "I liked everything. I liked the coaches, the game, the fans, the crowd; I just liked everything. Everything was as great as I expected it to be."

Anderson has been told to watch No. 4 a lot on Nebraska's game film because that is who they are looking at him to become. Anderson said that while in Lincoln this past weekend he had a great chance to talk to Lavonte David about Nebraska.

"I got a chance to hang out with him a lot. It was great," said Anderson. "I didn't think that he would talk to me or knew who I was, but he talked to me and knew who I was out of everyone.

"I wanted to know how he liked Nebraska, how he liked Coach Els and just how he liked everything about Nebraska. A lot of junior college players come in and come in to play. Coach Els said that I was the only junior college guy they were recruiting at linebacker."

Anderson just a week or so ago was convinced that he would just take some more trips to see some other places. Now that he's seen Nebraska he is singing a different tune.

"I was, but I don't think so anymore. Nebraska is the place for me. I was going to take them just to take them, but I think it would be a waste of my time and the other schools' time."

There is little doubt that Anderson came away impressed with the visit to Nebraska. In fact, he kidded at first about rating the visit then he said it was perfect and that Nebraska was just real.

"It was a "1", just kidding. It was a "10". I haven't been on an official visit trip before, but it was what I expected and more," said Anderson. "The coaches were great and down to Earth. There wasn't a lot of phoniness."

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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