Posted by Bryan Fischer
There are few schools that churn out NFL defensive players like Alabama and Nick Saban was recruiting the next wave of them at this weekend's Crimson Tide Spring Game. Among the recruits in attendance looking to become the next draft pick for the school at "A-Day" was Daphne (Ala.) defensive end Ryan Anderson, who pulled the trigger on a commitment after weeks of thinking about it.
“I actually told the coaches I was about ready to commit earlier in the week,” Anderson told BamaOnLine.com. “Today, I just told them that I was ready to get on board and they said they were happy to have me. Alabama is where I want to be. There’s a lot of competition there and competition is what will make me a better player. I think I can be my best at Alabama.”
The 6-foot-3, 250 pound end was impressed with just about everything that happened in Tuscaloosa Saturday. Anderson will likely end up playing a hybrid linebacker position in college and the game gave him an opportunity to see how current Crimson Tide players performed at the position and what it was like on a game day.
“I liked the atmosphere and everything about the spring game,” he said. “I just like everything about Alabama in general. The team looked very good today and I think I’m a good fit at Jack linebacker in the defense. The fan base is also very impressive with the amount of support that they give the team.”
Anderson is the fifth in-state commitment for Alabama and 11th overall in the class of 2012. He racked up 14 sacks his junior year and is the teammate of highly recruited running back T.J. Yeldon, who holds a scholarship offer from Alabama as well.
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