It has long been rumored that Miami has the clear edge in the battle for Jacksonville (Fla.) Mandarin defensive tackle Chris Anderson. However, that’s news to Anderson.
“I don’t have a leader,” said the 6-foot-3, 295-pounder. “I have a final five and Miami is in it, but I don’t think any of them lead over the others.”
Anderson’s final five consists of Miami, Florida, Florida State, South Carolina and Southern Cal. He’ll begin setting up visits in a month or so.
“I’m looking for early playing time at defensive tackle and a winning program,” he said. “I would say there’s about a 50-percent chance I’ll stay in Florida because this is home for me. But I want to see what USC has to offer out there in California and my ex-teammate Orus Lambert is talking up South Carolina a lot. Right now I’m just concentrating on the football season and recruiting will take of itself soon enough.”