The Georgia Bulldogs received some big news on Friday when 2018 4-star linebacker/defensive end Adam Anderson chose the ‘Dawgs over Alabama, Tennessee, Auburn, Ohio State and numerous others.
BREAKING NEWS!!! Uga has landed a commitment for the c/o 18 Adam Anderson LB nearly 6'6 pic.twitter.com/0yJQQbZ8Or— I AM GEORGIA!! (@dawgnation17) August 5, 2016
It’s Georgia’s second commitment for the class of 2018.
Anderson, at 6’5”, 225 pounds, has an ideal frame for today’s pass rusher. He’s lean with long arms and the frame to easily pack on 35-40 more pounds of muscle without sacrificing any of his speed and athleticism. His arm length makes him a nightmare for opposing offensive tackles.
Once Anderson beats an offensive lineman with his first step, the play is over. He runs like a wide receiver.
Rome High School coach, John Reid, gushed over Anderson’s speed, per Jeff Sentell of Dawg Nation.
“Just wait till you see him run,” Reid said. “He runs like no one should at his size and length.”
Like many young players, especially those as tall as Anderson, he will need to work on his pad level moving forward. This will become more of an issue as his competition gets better.
Anderson possesses elite qualities and is extremely coachable.
According to 247Sports, Anderson is ranked No. 143 overall in the class of 2018, including the No. 7 outside linebacker and the 12th-rated player in the state of Georgia. Georgia, as usual, is loaded with talent the next two years.
At the next level, Anderson could play in either the 4-3 defense with his hand in the dirt, or line up as an outside linebacker in the 3-4. He’s similarly built to former Bulldog and recent first-round pick Leonard Floyd. Anderson’s athleticism will make an ideal fit for Kirby Smart’s 3-4 defense.
Smart’s positive momentum on the recruiting trail continues as we approach the beginning of his first season as head coach of his alma mater.