Holding offers with some of the top school in the northeast and in the state of North Carolina, Staten Island (NY) Curtis wide receiver Amad Anderson noticed a trait that connected all of them.
Of his nine Power-Five offers, the 6-1 Anderson said that each school has been able to sell him on how he could make an immediate difference.
“(They) have a really good plan for me as soon as I get to their school,” Anderson said. “There isn’t one that gives more attention than the other, but the recruiting process does get better day by day. Most of the coaches that offer me contact me every day, whether it’s a position coach or a head coach. They’ll shoot me a text, give me a call or find a way to reach out to me.”
With Anderson stating that he would ideally like to decide by the end of the summer, Wisconsin hasn’t given itself much time to develop a relationship. It’s part of the reason why the Badgers offered in late April and then went on the offensive.
“They contacted my coach and me so they could build a relationship within that time frame to know me more and hopefully get me to campus,” Anderson said. “The Wisconsin offer opened a lot of doors for me. It made me realize that I can play at the highest stage of Big Ten football.”
Badgers tight end coach Mickey Turner came by the school twice, and Anderson said he complimented his coachability and his character.
“Being able to be a fit in a school means you are coachable,” Anderson said, who reports 865 yards and 16 touchdowns last season. “As far as the athletic ability and all the other things coaches say to me, I would say me being coachable is the reason why they want me at the receiver position.”
Anderson has not visited Wisconsin and admits he likely would not commit to a school without stepping foot on the campus. However, Anderson wants to visit all the schools still recruiting him over the summer. He said he “definitely” wants to visit Boston College, Purdue, Syracuse, Wake Forest and Wisconsin. He also wants to take a repeat visit to Maryland.
Anderson has been heavily recruited by Rutgers (and appears to be leaning toward the Scarlet Knights) but says he’s still open.
“I don’t want to rush the committing process, so I can always wait on that, but visiting the school is a major part of committing anywhere,” Anderson said. “I want to make sure I like the school and the atmosphere.”