Anderson Commits to Thundering Herd
One of the top underrated passers in the South is Boca Raton HS (FL) QB Kevin Anderson and yesterday he decided to pledge his allegiance to the Thundering Herd of Marshall University.
Anderson (6’2 204lbs) made his way to Morgantown, West Virginia with the plan to be there for four days and get the opportunity to view everything Marshall had to offer but had no idea he would leave as a committed prospect.
“I went to Marshall knowing they was at the top of my list but I did not think I would give them my commitment,” said Anderson. “I had the chance to be there for four days and that gave me all the time I needed to see that Marshall was the absolute best fit for me. They made me feel welcomed and basically already a part of the team.”
“I decided on Saturday that Marshall was the place I wanted be at . They offer me the opportunity at early playing time and the coaches seem like great people to play for.”
Anderson had long been waiting for more offers to arrive but knew eventually he would find his future college home. Marshall had been on his radar for quite a while and always seemed to hold an upper hand in his recruitment. Anderson collected offers from Illinois St and Jacksonville St as well as Marshall before deciding on the Thundering Herd.
He had been hearing from other schools along the BCS level before committing to Marshall. Schools like NC St, Indiana and Wisconsin had showin strong interest in Anderson but had yet to pull the trigger on an offer. Anderson knows his recruitment may not be over but according to him he is 100% committed and excited about his future in Huntington.
“I feel good about my pledge to Marshall but I understand schools may not be done recruiting me,” said Anderson. “Indiana, NC St and Wisconsin all really like me and said to not commit anywhere until they had a chance to see me play my senior year.”
“It would be nice to play for any one of those programs but the coaches at Marshall believe in me as I believe in them, so I do not plan to change my mind and I am fully invested into the Thundering Herd football program.”
One reason why Anderson is so strong on Marshall is because his plan is to graduate high school early and enroll in Huntington in time to compete for the starting job during spring ball.
“The coaches at Marshall told me that they love my abilities as a quarterback and they think I have enough talent to come into spring and compete for a starting job,” said the Boca Raton HS signal caller. “I have enough credits to graduate early so I want to get up there and get a head start on my college career.”
“They also didn’t guarantee anything to me and said that if I want the job then I have to come in and compete hard because nothing will be handed to me. I am ok with that because I love competition. I am a smart and heady guy who has great work ethic and is a total team player. I have already bought into their system so even if I come in early and lose out I will get the chance to compete and learn on the job so I could be ready for next year.”
Anderson now having his college decision out of the way is focused on leading his team to a high school state title and gaining more recognition for his fellow teammates.
“I want to win it all this year and give my teammates an opportunity to taste success and have their names put more into the spotlight,” said Anderson. “We have a lot of talent on our team and we play with a total team concept that is willing to do anything to see the team win. College recruiting was fun but I am looking forward to getting back on the field and going after a high school state championship.”
Offers: Marshall (Committed), Illinois St and Jacksonville St. Others Interested: Boston College, Central Florida, Duke, Fla Atlantic, Fla International, Florida St, Furman, Indiana, Mississippi St, UNC, NC St, Rutgers, South Florida, SMU, and Wisconsin.
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Written by: Chris Smith