Anderson Talks Decision
Kanyia Anderson
Posted Sep 5, 2012
Michael B. Clark

Old Dominion had been Kanyia Anderson’s leader for weeks. On Saturday, the Oscar Smith High (Chesapeake, Va.) star pulled the trigger and committed to the Monarchs.

Kanyia Anderson visited Old Dominion last weekend when they hosted Duquesne. During his visit, he committed to the Monarchs.

“I’m very excited – it feels pretty good,” said Kanyia Anderson. “It’s sort of a relief, knowing that I already have my future planned because I’m graduating early (in December).”

Anderson just felt Old Dominion was the best place for him.

“I have a great relationship with the coaches and they are moving to Conference USA,” he said. “One of my teammates, Melvin (Vaughn), he's also committed there. It’s also close to home, and my family can come to my games support me.”

The coaching staff played a major role in Anderson’s decision.

“I keep in contact with Coach (Bill) Dee and Coach (Dealton) Cotton a lot,” said the 6-foot-2, 220-pound outside linebacker.

“I’m going to play outside linebacker and some defensive end,” he said. “I may drop into coverage a little bit because I have good speed – but they also want me to bring pressure on the quarterback.”

Besides the Monarchs, Anderson also had offers from California, Cornell, Furman, and James Madison. Even after his commitment, he added scholarship offer No. 6 on Monday from Appalachian State. However, Anderson is likely done with his recruiting.

“I probably won't visit any other schools,” Anderson said. “I haven’t planned or thought about visiting any other schools. I’m pretty much done.”

Oscar Smith takes on Great Bridge this Friday at 7 p.m.

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