East Lansing on Tap

Ohio safety Latwan Anderson is officially visiting Michigan State this weekend. He says he grew up following the Spartans despite his Cleveland roots. "They have a good program," Anderson said. "The coaches are good people and I like the team a lot. I really want to see what they are all like outside of football..."

Latwan Anderson, the 5-foot-10, 185-pound four-star safety from Glenville High School in Cleveland, Ohio, has helped lead his team to a 7-1 record with around 40 tackles.

Anderson, ranked as the No. 14 safety in the country by Scout.com, still denies a leader but favors Michigan State, Ohio State, West Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina and Cincinnati. He claims all of his favorites have offered, including the Buckeyes.

"I talked with (cornerbacks) coach Taver Johnson about a month ago," Anderson said. "He said they are offering me and that I'd be getting the letter in the mail. I haven't gotten it yet though.

"I love the tradition at Ohio State," he said. "It's my hometown and they are always a winning program. It's big time football there."

Anderson says he grew up following Michigan State despite his Ohio roots and is officially visiting the Spartans this weekend. "They have a good program," he said. "The coaches are good people and I like the team a lot. I really want to see what they are all like outside of football."

Anderson already took an official visit to West Virginia on Oct. 17. "It was a lot of fun," he said. "I liked it a lot. The team chemistry is great. I like how they are all really tight."

The Mountaineers beat Marshall 24-7 during his official visit. "It was really intense during the game," he said. "It's a great atmosphere."

He says that West Virginia is also recruiting him the hardest. "I talk to them about every week," he said. "They are all cool. They take time to talk to me about school and stuff and more than just football."

The school that has looked the best to Anderson so far this year is Cincinnati. "They've really impressed me," he said. "They are a top five team in the nation right now."

Of his favorites, Anderson admits that he's hearing the least from Tennessee. "I haven't really talked with them much," he said.

Anderson says he doesn't have a timeframe for making a decision.

"I'm going to compare everything," he said. "I'm seeing how the football programs are and how the players are."

He reports a 2.7 core GPA and an 850 SAT and 16 ACT. He'll retake both but hasn't scheduled a date yet.

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