Ohio DB Looking to Visit UNC

North Carolina began recruiting Latwan Anderson nearly two months ago. A couple weeks in, the 5-foot-11, 190-pound defensive back received a UNC scholarship offer.

A total of 26 schools have offered Anderson -- a Lakewood (Ohio) St. Edward standout who has decided to transfer and play for Cleveland (Ohio) Glenville for his senior season -- including California, Michigan, Michigan State, South Carolina, UCLA, and West Virginia.

Everett Withers, UNC's defensive coordinator and secondary coach, is recruiting Anderson for the Tar Heels. According to Anderson, the two speak 2-3 times a week.

"[We talk about] camp dates, and times when I can just come down and hang out with the players on campus," Anderson said.

Anderson says he plans to get down to Chapel Hill before school starts in August.

Without a campus visit, Anderson is reluctant to list UNC among his top schools.

"Right now, they're one of my favorites," Anderson said. "But I haven't just put them in my top five list yet. I'm pretty sure once I get on campus I'll like it, but that's one of the things I'm waiting to do."

The three schools he has visited – Michigan, Michigan State, and West Virginia – make up Anderson's favorites list.

"[With those schools I like] the people on the campus, the football programs, the coaches, [and] some of the players that I met," Anderson said.

Anderson has also visited Cincinnati and Ohio State.

Anderson plans to wait until after his senior football season to make a verbal commitment.

"I'm looking for somewhere that I won't mind living for the next four years, and then coaches that will be around who are willing to help the players with classes and other problems they might have," Anderson said.

Withers projects Anderson, who is being recruited equally as a cornerback and safety, as a cornerback.

"[Withers] said I could play both, but they like the way I can move my hips and drive for the ball," Anderson said. "He said I'm faster than most safeties and have more of a corner body."

Anderson, who has started since his freshman season, has played both cornerback and safety for St. Edward. Plus, he returned kickoffs and saw snaps at wide receiver and running back on offense.

As a junior, Anderson was named to the All-Ohio Second Team. He accounted for 50 tackles and five interceptions returning two for touchdowns. He also returned four kickoffs for scores.

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