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Five-star Anderson to sign with Canes

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Latwan Anderson's recruitment is over, except for the signing of his letter of intent.
The five-star athlete has committed to the Miami Hurricanes. He plans to receive the letter of intent tonight.
"I will sign it right when I get it and send it in," Anderson said. "I am just really excited to have this over with, and focus on school so I can move on to the next level without any problems."
The Cleveland Glenville star's commitment comes on the heels of a visit to the University of Miami last weekend.
"First of all, the whole campus is only about three miles around," Anderson said. "It is a small campus and I like that. The academics are set up nice. I would have one set of advisors for my all-around academic performance, and another set of advisors for whatever major I choose. So, I have a lot of people looking out for me."
Throughout the process, Latwan spoke about trust as a key factor in his decision.
"Before I looked at Miami as an option, I noticed that it is a big family school. You see the pros on TV and you could tell they are one big family and they love their school. When I got down there, it seemed everyone knows everyone, and everyone is friends.
"One thing that was great about the visit is I mostly hung out with students who are not even athletes. Miami was the only visit where I did that. That is really cool, I like that."
Anderson said he choose Miami over West Virginia. Latwan orginally committed to the Mountaineers at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
"They were not far behind Miami at all," Anderson said. "There really was no other options besides Miami and West Virginia. I was just talking to my counselor here at school. I just feel bad about it. West Virginia was the first school to start recruiting me, and they have the type of coaches where I can call any of them up and talk to them about what is going on with my like. I don't even go to school there, but I still trust them a lot. However, in the end, I had to do what is best for me."
Latwan believes he will ultimately play cornerback at Miami. However, those questions were not addressed on his visit. The weekend only included visits with academic advisors, and track coaches. Anderson said he will be on track scholarship his first year at Miami, while playing football as well. If he plays his freshman season for the football team, he will switched over to a football scholarship.
"I will do both my first year," Anderson said. "It works well together. They have a lot of players that do both. I am not going into an untested situation. It is something that is proven to have worked with other players there.
"With football, it is a situation where they signed as many players as they could. I still would have a chance to start of play early on the football field. They are a bit thin a cornerback, so I don't know if I would sit out a year. If I sit out, I would just redshirt. If I had to play this year, someone else is going to have to redshirt that the coaches know is not going to play."
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