Pickerington (Ohio) Central two-star quarterback Chazz Anderson was looking for the right place at the right time and the good news for him and for Cincinnati fans is that he found that right place in late July when he committed. So why did he pick the Bearcats?
"It's a great fit," Anderson, who is 6-foot-1 and 197 pounds, said. "It's a pretty good chance. I'm a very solid commitment, and I'm excited about it."
So why Cincinnati?
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"They're going to give me a chance to play what I want to play," he said. "It's the position I've played since I was a kid, and that's quarterback. It's a great situation as well as they have one of the top architecture schools in the country. It's a situation where if all goes well and I work my tail off, I can prove to the coaches that this is a system where I can play early."
Anderson said a few teams have continued to recruit him and he wouldn't mind taking other official visits, but he doesn't see that happening since he's solid with his pledge.
"Well you know they have five quarterbacks, but they have two seniors," Anderson said about the Cincinnati quarterback situation.
"And they have two that have been moved around a lot. They have one that is a redshirt sophomore that has been battling for the position, which I think is a great quarterback. But again they said I'm going to get my chance. It's all up to me if I can prove myself. If I graduate early and come in in-shape and do all the things I need to."
In his season opener Anderson went eight of 15 for 115 yards and one touchdown. He hopes to make an unofficial visit to Cincinnati for when they play against Miami of Ohio on Sept. 30.