Anderson Talks WVU Visit

Oak Hill Academy small forward Tony Anderson took an unofficial visit to West Virginia this past weekend. He recapped the trip and updated his overall recruitment, including where the Mountaineers stand, with BlueGoldNews.com.

While this wasn't Tony Anderson's first visit to West Virginia, it was certainly his most electrifying. The Oak Hill Academy standout, who first visited the Mountaineers in February 2013, had an up-close view of this past weekend's upset win over the No. 8 Kansas Jayhawks.

"It went great," Anderson described. "I loved the atmosphere. It was something that I would love to play in. I was very impressed with the win."

Anderson, a 6-foot-7, 220-pound forward, believes the Mountaineer program under the leadership of Bob Huggins is headed in the right direction.

"The visit let me know that WVU is very well coached and has great chemistry," Anderson said. "I was even more impressed with the youth of the team, so that means they will be a top team within the next 3-4 years."

Throughout his time playing basketball on the prep scene, Anderson has built a relationship with current Mountaineers Elijah Macon and Devin Williams, both of whom he had the opportunity of seeing while on his visit.

"I got to speak to my boys Elijah and Devin," Anderson said. "I practically grew up with Elijah. We went to the same school. I met Devin at the WVU camp when I was in the eighth grade, and we've just been cool ever since then."

Anderson, who averages close to a double-double, finds himself surrounded by a showcase of talent at Oak Hilll.

"I average eight points and seven rebounds per game," Anderson said. "It's kind of hard to average big numbers on a dominant team like Oak Hill. We all range from four to 13 points a game."

Although no date is scheduled for Anderson to make a decision, he does have a list of schools he's favoring.

"It's WVU, Iowa, Cincinnati, Georgetown and Penn State.," Anderson listed. "WVU is the lone offer, but Cincinnati is recruiting me pretty hard."


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