With a big time recruiting weekend coming up, the Villanova Wildcats are getting into the mix for Virginia linebacker Trajan Anderson. The 3-star prospect from Fredericksburg, Virginia is one of the top targets for the staff as they look to fill out Coach Mark Ferrante’s first class, and build on the playoff run they started this season.
EXTREMELY BLESSED TO SAY I HAVE RECEIVED AN OFFER FROM VILLANOVA!!! HUGE BLESSING THANKYOU TO ALL COACHES AND STAFF!! pic.twitter.com/Ix2mzrEOHI— Trajan Anderson (@XfactorAnderson) December 7, 2016
Villanova will lose a couple of key seniors in the linebacker corps to graduation, including Corey Majors, Austin Calitro, and T.J. White, so adding another big time talent at the position will help the defense maintain a strength at the position.
Anderson, who checks in at 6-2 and 230-pounds, has good size for the position and is a solid tackler with the potential to be a defensive playmaker at the next level. He’s proven to be very stout against the run, doesn’t get stymied by lead blockers, and has shown great instincts reacting to the play. 247 Sports is high on his potential, rating him a 3-star prospect.
He’s been hearing from a lot of schools, and currently has offers from UNH, William & Mary, Towson, Monmouth, and Cornell in addition to ‘Nova. Villanova is hoping that its program will stand out among that pack.
The ‘Cats have had success recrutiting in Virginia in recent years, grabbing a pair of receivers from the state last cycle (Zac Kerxton and Josh McGrigg); with Kerxton getting a bit of action this Fall.