Dawgs pull the trigger on offer for Anderson

The Huskies have been busy the past few weeks and after careful deliberation, they decided to offer Lakewood (Ca.) WR Kevin Anderson who is one of the most explosive wideouts in southern California. He updated Dawgman.com on things and talked about what puts Washington high on his list.

"It was really cool actually," Anderson told Dawgman.com on Thursday evening. "Coach (Steve) Sarkisian was on the phone and I got on it and he told me they had watched out highlight stuff and that it was really impressive and they wanted to offer me a scholarship.

"I was really happy because it's my first one and that means a lot to me that they would offer so quickly."

Anderson said the fact that his friend and teammate, DE Talia Crichton, is headed to Montlake is something that he will take into heavy consideration.

"Actually Talia just talked to me and Dion (Bailey) and he was pumped up and he said 'are you guys ready to be Dawgs?' and he was barking and stuff," Anderson said. "It was pretty funny because you can see how fired up he is about being a Husky and that's something you have to love.

"Him going there is something that will play a factor for me, but I don't want to make an early decision."

As a junior in 2008, Anderson managed to haul in 50 receptions for 762 yards and 13 touchdowns and he said there is more where that came from.

"With Jesse Scroggins running our attack we should be even better next year," Anderson said. "I'm working on my strength a lot and I've got good speed (4.45), but I want to get faster so I can be a threat from anywhere. I mean, I feel I can take it the distance anytime I touch the ball, but adding more speed is never a bad thing."

While the Huskies were the first to offer, they aren't the only school that has Anderson in their sights.

"Oregon, UCLA, Michigan, Notre Dame, UCLA, Utah, Cal and Tennessee have all been sending me stuff and talking to me," Anderson said. "I'm open to everyone, but the fact that Washington was the first is real special."

Anderson was unsure of his plans this spring, but he said he hopes to take at least a few unofficial visits to the schools that are after him.

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