Glenville’s Anderson names leader…and it’s not Ohio State

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Glenville’s Latwan Anderson had four interceptions in the Tarblooders win over St. Ignatius. (Photo by Gary Housteau)

Cleveland Glenville defensive back Latwan Anderson made official
visits to West Virginia and Michigan State before making one to Ohio
State the weekend of Dec. 12. Anderson has a visit set to Miami (Fla.) on Jan. 15 and said he would probably visit North Carolina Jan. 22. Which school leads?


Cleveland Glenville defensive back Latwan Anderson made official
visits to West Virginia and Michigan State before making one to Ohio
State the weekend of Dec. 12.

Anderson has a visit set to Miami Jan. 15 and said he would probably visit North Carolina Jan. 22.

Recently Bucknuts.com asked Anderson who his leader is.  His answer may be a bit of a surprise to Ohio State fans.

“West Virginia is still my leader,” Anderson said.  “Miami is probably second and Ohio State third.

“But it’s really close.  There is not really a first, second and third by a lot.”

Anderson said there are a number of reasons he likes West Virginia so much.

“It’s
a good football program and a family environment,” he said.  “And the
academics are a really good factor.  I feel it fits me.  I feel like
I’ve got a really good relationship with the coaches.  I’ve liked West
Virginia for a long time.”

Anderson is also well aware of the
success so many Glenville players have had at Ohio State, and knows
there are benefits to playing for the home-state Buckeyes.

When
asked if Michigan State is out of the running, Anderson said, “Michigan
State is kind of off and on, but they’re still in it.”

West Virginia coach Bill Stewart and North Carolina coach Butch Davis have already made their in-home visits with Anderson.

“Coach
(Randy) Shannon is probably coming out in January and Coach (Jim)
Tressel said he is coming out in January too,” Anderson said.

The
5-foot-11 and 185-pound Anderson had a great senior season as Glenville
finished with a 13-2 record, losing their first game of the season and
their final game, the Division I state championship game against
Hilliard Davidson.

In the second round of the playoffs Anderson
had a spectacular game intercepting four passes and returning one
103-yards for a touchdown as the Tarblooders defeated previously
undefeated Cleveland St. Ignatius 30-13.

“The (recruiters) are talking about me playing safety and cornerback and probably a little wide receiver,” Anderson said.

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