Miramar (FL) RB Alex Anderson hears from a lot of different schools and many different coaches but three seem to be talking to him the most.
Wisconsin, West Virginia and NC State are the three schools who have expressed the most interest in Anderson. NC State, in particular is looking for a bigger back in the class of 2014 and Anderson appears to fit that mold. Of the three schools showing the most interest, Anderson likes that each brings a little different look offensively.
Wisconsin is known for power football in the Big Ten. West Virginia has a more wide open attack and they're a new member of the Big 12 and is where Anderson currently considers himself a soft commit. And NCSU's offense is somewhat of a mixture of the other two with the Wolfpack being closer to home than either of the others.
"I wouldn't say I'm just looking at those schools. Those are just the ones I've been talking to the most. I'm pretty much open to other schools. Lots of schools have called for me such as Florida, Miami, Notre Dame, Florida State, Nebraska. They just called but they're on standby to see what I do in the spring and then they'll go from there."
Anderson has only visited Miami so far. Miami has told Anderson that they like his running ability but they were not prepared to offer a scholarship yet. He still has some interest in the local school but in lieu of the wait he's thinking about the schools that definitely want him.
"I've talked to the new running backs coach at Wisconsin that they just hired recently. I'm a big back and a downhill runner and you know that's what Wisconsin does most. I think it would be great to be there with them. I'm trying to visit during the summer. I was going to stop by for a spring game but I have the ACT that day."
The Badgers have an offense that Anderson believes he could thrive in while he's a little unsure of how he would fit into West Virginia's system. The Mountaineers are still a good option.
"Our former head coach was there at West Virginia and so to be with him for another four years would be fantastic. He was like a father figure. He was great. If I do go there it's more of a passing team. But I can catch out of the backfield and I would be able to transition to receiver a little bit."
Anderson said he will visit NC State later this year in part because he knows a player on the team. Anderson believes it's a school he should look into more.
"I know Matt Dayes and I played against him last year. I've been keeping in touch with them and everything going on up there so that's another school I want to look into."