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Badgers still high on Florida RBs list

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It's still relatively early in the process for three-star Miramar (Fla.) running back Alex Anderson, so much so that he's still not really involved in the day-to-day of his own recruiting.
"My coach handles most of my recruiting, but he said a lot of schools have been calling," he said over the weekend. "Notre Dame called recently and they have a lot of interest but my coach wants me to stay humble so he doesn't tell me everything. A lot of schools are saying they're waiting on the spring to see me in person and see how I do so right now I'm just grinding trying to get better."
At 6-foot, 200 pounds, Anderson is a bruising runner when he's lining up on Friday nights. He said that when it comes to Saturday's he's looking at schools that will afford him the opportunity to do more of the same.
"I like Wisconsin a lot,' he said. "They're RBU - Running Back University. They run the ball a lot and that's what I like best."
Anderson said the recent track record of Florida players having success in the Big 10 is something that really appeals to him.
"I think I would fit great there at Wisconsin," he said. "I just have to get a little bit bigger and that's why I'm working so hard in the weight room right now.
Last month, Anderson was ready to commit to West Virginia, but had to back off the Mountaineers after the school wasn't quite ready to take his commitment.
"Come to find out it was a soft offer, they offered but they weren't ready to take me," he said. "They haven't been on me lately. I'll still consider them in the future, though."
Growing up in a "house divided" Anderson was a fan of Florida State, while his father was a fan of Miami. He said he's still waiting on offers from both schools.
"Those are the two I want," he said. "The U is where my father would like to see me play and if I went there it would make him happy."
He added, "Florida State is my dream college since I was a kid growing up. I've been going back and forth with my dad for years about who is better and it was great to see Florida State win the national championship."
Woody Wommack is a Southeast Region football recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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