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VA backer pulls first BCS offer

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After a huge junior season, a BCS offer has come in for Chesapeake (Va.) Oscar Smith linebacker Kanyia Anderson. The 6-foot-2, 215-pounder landed the offer on Tuesday all the way from the West Coast.
"I got offered by California, I also have an offer from James Madison," he said. "It was really exciting when I called coach. I was in class and they told me that they have officially offered me. It's a very good offer, a good school and a nice program. I'm very excited."
Does Anderson know much about the Golden Bears?
"It's a good overall program and a good educational background," he said. "They have a good football team and I talked to Coach Howard and he said he likes how I play, my speed on the field.
"He actually invited me to junior day on April 21st which is also their spring game. I'm trying to make it there. I've got to schedule it with my parents."
Interest is rising from Pittsburgh, Michigan, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Maryland too.
"Pretty much most of the schools have gotten my film and they plan to get back with me in late April or early May."
Anderson claims no favorites at this time.
"I like all the schools," he said. "I'm just weighing my options and looking to see what schools have to offer and we'll see where it goes from there.
"I want to go somewhere I feel welcome. I want a good educational program and somewhere I can see some playing time."
Anderson had a breakout year posting 112 tackles and 22 sacks as he earned first team all-district, Tidewater, region and second team all-state honors.
"This was a breakout year for me," he said. "I got my name out there and I switched positions from wide receiver to defense. I was more comfortable there."
Battling a shoulder injury now, Anderson expects to be out of a sling and back next week.
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