DE Deonte Anderson (6-4 215) of Fort Meade, FL has held an offer from USC since March. Many more major offers have come in since then, including one from Illinois last weekend. The Gamecocks have been a constant with him, however, and he continues to hold them in high regard.
“They are top of the list on my charts, for right now, currently,” Anderson said. “Ilike the way their coaching staff has recruited me with a lot of energy, and how they treat their players. I’ve also got Mississippi State, UCF and all the other ones. They are the recent ones I talked to.”
Anderson, though, is not in the commitment mood just yet. He wants to let his season play out and then go from there. But it looks like what Will Muschamp and his assistants are sharing with Anderson has peaked his interest.
“I’m looking at everybody equally right now, and I like the energy all the teams are giving me right now,” Anderson said. “I’m still talking to South Carolina. They still give me good energy towards their school. They are showing me lots of love. I’m talking to everybody…the head coach, the D-coordinator, the D-line coach. They send me lots of hand written letters and I’ve talked to them on the phone.”
Anderson has not yet visited USC but he hopes to do so once the visit embargo is lifted. Some of his other offers are Arizona State, Boston College, Michigan State, Nebraska, West Virginia, East Carolina, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, Mississippi State, UCF, Indiana, Northwestern and Washington State.
Anderson is coming off a season of 40 tackles and 14 sacks. He is rated as a three-star in the 247Sports Composite and ranked 25th nationally among weakside defensive ends.