MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — After making only 38 carries during his junior season at Miramar (Fla.) High, Alex Anderson’s stock escalated quickly during appearances at spring camps.
West Virginia’s interest in Anderson escalated also.
The 6-foot, 194-pound prospect had planned to commit in January only to learn that West Virginia was extending a soft offer at the time. On Monday, when the Mountaineers reportedly firmed up the offer to a full ride, Anderson became WVU’s 11th commitment for the class of 2015.
“I’m hearing him described as one of the biggest sleepers in South Florida,” said Rivals senior writer Keenan Cummings of WVSports.com.
Two of Anderson’s Miramar teammates— receiver Kahlil Lewis and defensive back Kendrell McFadden—committed to West Virginia in early January, with 48 hours of their high school coach Damon Cogdell joining the Mountaineers’ staff.
Rivals rates Anderson as a three-star prospect and the No. 42 running back nationally. He has offers from N.C. State, Georgia Tech, Boston College and Wisconsin, with Tennessee reportedly showing interest.
“His other offers look legit,” Cummings said. “He’s not a charity offer just because he’s from Miramar. His junior film doesn’t wow you, but now that coaches have seen him at Rivals camps, I’m hearing he could be a stud. He looked really good running routes and catching the ball.”
Anderson is bigger and more physical than WVU’s only other 2015 running back pledge, three-star William Cameron of Durham, N.C., who’s listed at 5-10, 166 pounds and could become a slot receiver in college.
And though Anderson had limited touches last season, he averaged more 6.1 yards per carry and scored seven touchdowns.