Three-star Cali corner at WSU this weekend

RATED THREE STARS by Scout.com, cornerback prospect Jevari Anderson out of De La Salle, Calif., has been known to lay the licks out on the gridiron. He holds multiple offers, including four from the Pac-12. This weekend, he’ll hop on a plane and take his first official visit to see Washington State play host to USC. What’s he hoping to see while in Pullman?

For starters, Anderson is hoping to see the Cougs knock off Southern Cal.

“I’m really hoping to see a win to be honest,” Anderson said. “I want to see how the fans are in the stadium after a big win like that.”

The Cougs offered Anderson earlier this month, joining Cal, Oregon State, Utah, Utah State and several others in putting a scholarship on the table. The 6-0, 190-pounder has been in contact with the WSU staff and that includes head man Mike Leach.

“They just offered me a couple weeks ago, but I like the coaches up there,” Anderson said. “I talk with Coach Leach and he’s been telling me it’s a good community and a nice town. There’s a great campus and everyone gets along up there.

“He’s basically been trying to get me to come up there for a visit. He’s been wanting me to get over there to see the campus and stuff like that.”

THE COACHES AREN’T the only ones speaking highly about Washington State to the California native. True freshman WSU cornerback Kevin Griffin graduated from De La Salle last year and is a friend of Anderson.

“I don’t know a whole lot about Washington State right now, but Kevin Griffin has been telling me good things about the program. They’re building it back up and they’re on their way.

“Kevin is on me, but he’s not all up over me trying to get me to go there. He tells me it’s a good place and you can get early playing time if you work hard for it. He likes the campus a lot and has been telling me how the campus and the coaches are really cool.”

FOLLOWING HIS OFFICIAL VISIT to WSU, Anderson said he’s planning on taking visits to Cal, Utah and Oregon State. Don’t expect a decision from the standout defenseman to come anytime soon, though.

“I’ve just been kind of going with the flow,” Anderson said. “I’ve been in touch with all the coaches recruiting me and I’m thankful to have the opportunity to play in college. I’ve mostly been focusing on my teammates and my senior season.

“I haven’t had too much time to focus on my recruiting. I really don’t know when I’ll be picking my college. I’m just going to keep working hard and see what happens.”

To no one’s surprise, the national powerhouse De La Salle program is a perfect 8-0 this season. The Spartans are the No. 2 team in the country according to the most recent MaxPreps’ XCellent 25. Anderson has recorded 22 tackles and four pass deflections thus far in 2014. Highlights from his junior season.


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