Anderson Changes Directions

Miramar (FL) High three-star tailback Alex Anderson thought he found his college home. A little over a month later, Anderson has started thinking about other schools.

One of the top backs in the Sunshine State in 2015, Miramar (FL) junior running back Alex Anderson knows that recruiting is a business, and sometimes a harsh one at that.

Last month, the 5-11, 190-pound back thought he found a home when he committed to West Virginia, where his former high school coach was hired as a defensive assistant. Once excited about ending the process, Anderson found out his offer wasn't quite what he was led to believe.

"West Virginia never accepted my commit," Anderson told BadgerNation. "It turns out that it was just a soft offer. That means they offered me, but there is no real interest."

That can't be said for the University of Wisconsin, who offered in May. Saying his greatest strength is his speed and power, Anderson holds the Badgers in high regard because of their history of being a running team.

"I'm leaning a lot towards Wisconsin," said Anderson. "They are my type of school by being ‘Running Back University. They produce great backs and are nationally ranked. I am also tight with (2014 UW commit) George Rushing. He is just on me and trying to get me to go up there."

In addition to the Badgers, Anderson – rated an early three-star tailback by Scout.com - holds offers from Boston College, Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, North Carolina State and Tennessee. The Badgers have made an early impression on the running back standout and he is hoping to make it up to Madison soon after Wisconsin hires a new running back coach.

"I do plan on actually visiting Wisconsin and I am going to talk to my coach about going up to their spring game," said Anderson. "They are in my top five, but I don't to say who else is in my top list or who my leader is yet. I may be a part of that Badger family."


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