Jack Anderson, the top rated center in the nation for the 2017 class, announced his commitment to Texas Tech via Twitter on Monday night. The Frisco (Tex.) four-star mauler is also the No. 7 offensive lineman and No. 30 rated overall player of the 2017 class.
Scout midlands region recruiting boss and national analyst Greg Powers has seen Anderson in action several times and had this to say about his game:
"A good nickname for Anderson would be Mr. Panacake. He seems to have a real knack for clearing out lanes and for that usually means a pancake block, and many of his highlight plays will show that. He moves really well and is able to get in position to have his way with defensive linemen. He plays tackle in high school, but will likely be a guard or center in college. His scheme is run based, but his pass protection is reliable when needed."
Anderson, a Texas Tech legacy, has visited the campus on numerous occasions, most recently for the TCU game on Sept. 26. RaiderPower.com interviewed him about the trip shortly after.
“The game changed the thoughts and prospective of Texas Tech for not only me, but my dad,” Anderson said. “Coming into the season, my parents and others were saying that I need to wait and be careful because if Tech goes 4-8 again (like 2014), things aren’t going to be good and changes could be made. For them to beat Arkansas at their place and then play a game against TCU they probably should’ve won with a quarterback who wasn’t performing at his full capability because of his knee says a lot about the direction of the program and what the future holds.”
Anderson committed to Texas Tech over 40 other offers, including many of the top programs from coast-to-coast.