High School: Pine Creek high school (CO)
Year: True freshman
Played defensive back, running back, and wide receiver in high school … graduated from Pine Creek in December, choosing to enroll at Nebraska in January … Scout.com’s No. 2 player in the state of Colorado in the 2015 class … All-Colorado choice by Denver Post in 2014 … recorded three interceptions, 52 tackles, and six tackles for loss in 2014 … on offense, combined for 544 yards and two touchdowns … Pine Creek finished the year 14-0 and won their second straight Class 4A state championship … named first-team all-state free safety by the CHSAA in 2013 … 53 tackles, one interception and three pass breakups while leading Pine Creek to its first state championship and a 12-2 record in 2013 … played football for Todd Miller at Pine Creek.
There was some debate on whether Anderson would play safety or corner in college, but he will get his chance on the island to start his career.
Senior Daniel Davie appears to have one spot locked down, meaning there will be a handful of guys competing for the other corner spot. This includes Anderson, but he’s got quite a few guys in front of him, including: Jonathan Rose, Chris Jones, Josh Kalu, and possibly Charles Jackson, who is an upperclassmen but got hurt during the spring.
BRR projection: Anderson will need to bulk up to be a regular every-down defensive back in the Big Ten, but enrolling early might benefit him more than any other player when it comes to getting ready to play the college game. By all accounts, it didn’t take him long to pick up the defense; he’s a smart kid.
The secondary is loaded, meaning a redshirt year is likely, but don’t be surprised to see him making noise in the spring of 2016 vying for a spot.
How he ended up in Lincoln:
Anderson committed before last year’s national signing day, but still had offers from Arizona State, Kansas State, Utah, and Wyoming. The four-star recruit would have had a lot more suitors, especially in Pac-12 country, if he had not been so adamant that his recruitment was over.
"It's awesome that Eric (Lee) and I are going to be teammates," Anderson said at the time. "We aren't now, we are just training partners, and we are great friends. This is a great opportunity for both of us at Nebraska. Their facilities and education, it's an opportunity you can't pass up. It's a great place in Lincoln.”