The South Alabama coaching staff wanted to add at least one quarterback in the 2014 class as they prepare for life without Ross Metheny and Brandon Bridge in two years. That goal has now been met as they picked up a commitment from Kilton Anderson of Sammamish, WA.
Anderson is a player with all the tools a coach looks for in a QB: size (6-2 200lb), speed (legitimate sub 4.6 40) and arm strength. He is a native of Naples, FL, where he ran an option attack this past season but will spend his senior year at pass-happy Skyline High School in Washington after a family business transfer.
He has been pursued by USA for some time and after a visit recently the Jaguars had shot up his list. Thursday morning the time had come to make it official.
"I sat down and talked with my coaches and QB coach and came to the conclusion that South Alabama is a great fit for me," he said via text.
It is possible, perhaps even likely, that Anderson's profile may take a leap forward with a big year at Skyline, but, as he said in a recent interview, he doesn't anticipate straying from his pledge.
"When I commit, I'm done," he said in an interview last week. "Who I commit to is the school where I'm going to go, so I want to be 110% sure about my decision (before committing)."
Many times the quarterback of a class becomes another recruiter themselves. Does Anderson see himself taking on that role?
"Yes, definitely," he said. "Anything to make my class and the program better in all aspects."
Anderson is the second commitment for the 2014 class.