Top safety recruit Latwan Anderson, who committed to West Virginia but chose not to sign in February as he explored other options, is now headed to Miami, Kristian Dyer reports on SportsIllustrated.com.
Anderson cast his lot with the Mountaineers in January at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl but had been wavering almost ever since. He scheduled a trip to USC but never went to Los Angeles. West Virginia kept trying to hold onto the Glenville, Ohio, product but to no avail. He made an official visit to Miami last weekend.
"I felt that all things were equal between West Virginia and Miami," Anderson told SI.com. "The only difference was the football. In my opinion, Miami is far and away closer to winning conference and national championships than West Virginia."
That's kind of an odd statement, since West Virginia has tons of starters returning and has won a Big East title far more recently than Miami has earned a conference crown.
He also added: "Even if I don't make the NFL, I could see myself living in Miami after I get my degree. 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."
Not getting Anderson is a setback for West Virginia. But if a guy clearly isn't fully invested in being at your school, it's best if everybody parts ways.