Former South Carolina DL Joseph Anderson announces transfer destination
Only three days after deciding to enter the NCAA transfer portal, defensive lineman Joseph Anderson is officially leaving South Carolina, and he’s already picked where he’s going next.
On Friday, Anderson announced on Twitter that he has committed to Purdue. He thanked the Gamecocks’ staff and his teammates in a heartfelt message while sharing his decision.
Anderson was a 4-star recruit in South Carolina’s 2019 class out of Oakland High School in Murfreesboro, Tenn. He was the No. 8 strong-side defensive end in the class, per the 247Sports Composite rankings, and he committed to the Gamecocks on June 1, 2018.
In 2019, Anderson appeared in one game for South Carolina and redshirted the season. He played in four games this past season and collected three tackles, including two in the Gamecocks’ loss to Kentucky in their season finale on Dec. 5.
Anderson isn’t the first former SEC player to announce a transfer to Purdue this week, as former Auburn linebacker O.C. Brothers is also heading to play for the Boilermakers.
This one for you pops! I would like to thank the USC staff and my brothers that I went to battle with. With long prayers & thoughts me & my family have decided that I should transfer and play for Purdue University. #BoilerUp #HammerDown @JeffBrohm @CoachJamison @CoachCBarclay pic.twitter.com/0uSUfcVCPP
— Joseph Anderson (@BirdAnderson_18) January 8, 2021