Plantation, Fla. wide receiver Burnon Anderson stated last week that his decision may not be far away. That is indeed the case as he called the head coach of the program of his choice on Monday morning.
"I just got off the phone with coach Schiano at Rutgers and I told him that I was committing," Anderson said. "Other than Miami they have showed me the most interest and they have always made me feel like a part of their family and like I have been friends with them my whole life."
The 6-foot-1, 203-pound Anderson attended the Miami NIKE camp in April where he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.68 seconds, posted a 4.5 second shuttle, did 17 reps on the bench press and had a vertical jump of 27 inches.
"I would say that Miami is the only team that still has a chance," Anderson said. "They have been recruiting me a long time and really hard, but even if they offer I'll probably stay with Rutgers, but I would listen. I consider myself a solid verbal commitment right now."
As a junior Anderson caught 30 passes for 496 yards and seven touchdowns. He also collected 25 tackles and four tackles for loss.
"I talked to the coaches at every school I was interested in and I was just so comfortable with Rutgers," Anderson said. "I am going to take my official visit up there for when they play Navy. We play Demarcus Roberson's team that Thursday night and then we are going to go up together on our visit."
Anderson is ranked as the No. 82 player in the state of Florida by Rivals.com and projects as a three star player.