Keaton Anderson’s dad, brother and uncle all played for Tennessee, even though he’s from Florence (Ala.). So it just seemed like a no-brainer, right … follow in the family footsteps?
Anderson committed to Nick Saban and Alabama late this week, following up several unofficial visits to Tuscaloosa with the announcement. He is a 6-foot-1, 215-pound linebacker with 4.50-second speed in the 40-yard dash. The three-star prospect had an eye-popping 191 tackles for Florence H.S. last fall, and he also played on offense. Anderson’s father is Terry Anderson, while his brother is Carson and uncle is Charlie.
Along with the Vols, Kentucky and LSU had also offered, along with Clemson and Miami.
“I love Alabama,” Anderson told AL.com, the website for several Alabama-based newspapers. “The University of Alabama has been great to me. The coaching staff has always been very kind to me when I’ve been down, especially to my family. I’m very thankful for the opportunity to play there.”
Alabama now has a nation’s best 17 commitments and is still the No. 1 class in the land by a mile.
Editor’s note: Saturday Down South’s references to ratings follow the 247Sports.com composite rankings for high school prospects.