USC’s big recruiting weekend to open the month of June got off to a quick start Friday morning when DE Joseph Anderson (6-5 245) of Murfreesboro, TN announced a commitment to the Gamecocks. Anderson is one of the Gamecock targets who will take an official visit this weekend. Anderson had narrowed his list to USC, Notre Dame and Alabama as he went thru the recruiting process.
USC recruiter Bobby Bentley identified Anderson during early evaluations and made him a priority target for the Gamecocks.
“Our relationship is strong with all the coaches. They make me feel like I’m at home,” Anderson said. “I like the defense a lot. They run the 4-3 and they can move me around in that because I’m a versatile defensive end. I can play outside or inside with my speed and my strength.”
Anderson made several visits to USC prior to his decision including the spring game and a game last season, so he has a good feel for what’s ahead for him with the Gamecocks.
“I like the atmosphere,” he said. “I like their educational standpoint on things. They want you to get a degree and graduate, and that’s what I want to do, get a degree and graduate. They just want you to succeed.”
Anderson said he does plan to sign and graduate early. He’s the Gamecocks’ 13th commitment for the 2019 class and the fourth for the defensive line.