Despite being committed to West Virginia since the beginning of May, Miramar (FL) senior running back Alex Anderson is still keep his options open and listening to other schools. One school the 6-0, 200-pound tailback is still seriously considering is Wisconsin.
“I get mail from them here and there, (and) I am still interested in them,” Anderson told BadgerNation. “They are a smash mouth football team and that is what I do best, so I would say still a lot I am interested.”
Anderson chose the Mountaineers over offers from Boston College, Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, North Carolina State, Tennessee, among others. Of the schools that had offered him prior to his announcement, Anderson plans to only visit Cincinnati. He added he will visit Louisville, who offered in late August, and West Virginia.
Wisconsin had been recruiting Anderson since May 2013, but the three-star tailback – ranked No.52 in the country by Scout.com – has yet to visit the Badgers for a game, one of the main reasons why he wants to see Madison.
“I have to feel like it is home away from home most of all when I visit Wisconsin,” said Andersen. “I could see Wisconsin as a school I definitely could go to. I love that they send kids to the NFL, the great academics and they are nationally ranked.”
While many seniors dream of having that amazing final year of their high football career, Anderson is currently battling back through an ankle sprain that knocked him out in week one. He plans to return next week to build upon a junior season in which he rushed for around 300 yards and nine touchdowns.
“It is very frustrating, but I have to keep my head high and encourage my teammates, be a helping hand to them and let them know the things they need to know,” said Andersen. “I am being a leader to the younger guys and a lot of them look up to me. A lot of them are mad that I’m not playing.”