Top recruit Latwan Anderson, a defensive back from Glenville, Ohio, will commit to Miami, SI.com has learned. Anderson, a U.S. Army All-American, was ranked as the No. 15 player in the nation by Rivals.com. He had originally committed to West Virginia during an in-game announcement at the bowl but re-opened his search following a mid-January offer from USC. Anderson had planned a visit to the Trojans but it never materialized. Instead, he made an official visit to Miami last weekend.
"I felt that all things were equal between West Virginia and Miami," said Anderson about the two schools. "The only difference was the football. In my opinion, Miami is far and away closer to winning conference and national championships than West Virginia."
Along with having family in Florida, Anderson said one other major factor figured into his decision.
"Even if I don't make the NFL, I could see myself living in Miami after I get my degree," Anderson said. "I don't know if I can say the same if I went to West Virginia. I don't know if I can see myself living there after school."