Anderson is ranked by the 247Sports composite as the No. 15 strongside defensive end in the Class of 2019. He committed to South Carolina over offers from Alabama, LSU and Notre Dame.
“They see me at d-end, tackle, the 2-technique, the 5 [technique], 3 [technique] — they like my versatility,” Anderson said, during his announcement interview with Buck Fitzgerald on npart36.org. “It’s great.”
South Carolina running backs coach Bobby Bentley serves as Anderson’s area recruiter.
The 6-foot-4, 264-pound prospect from Siegel High School in Murfreesboro, Tenn. will take an official visit to South Carolina this weekend. His former high school teammate, freshman tackle Maxwell Iyama, enrolled at South Carolina in January.
Nationally, Anderson is ranked as the No. 208 prospect. Among those from the state of Tennessee’s loaded 2019 class, he’s seventh-best.
The Gamecocks hosted him for the Garnet and Black spring game in March.
“I don’t have a leader right now, but [South Carolina is] definitely at the top,” Anderson said.
With his commitment, Anderson joins 5-star end Zacch Pickens (Anderson, S.C.), 3-star tackle Jahkeem Green (Highland C.C.) and 3-star end Devontae Davis (Georgia Military) in the Gamecocks’ defensive line haul.
According to Rivals, the 2019 South Carolina recruiting class is ranked No. 5 in the country. Among those from the SEC, Alabama and Georgia are the only teams ranked ahead of South Carolina.