Buffalo Bulls recruiting coordinator Rob Ianello and defensive line coach Tim Edwards both headed down to Florida this week and not too soon afterwards UB received a verbal Commitment from Theo Anderson, a very promising running back from Largo Florida.
Anderson is a class of 2016 graduate from Indian Rocks Christian School who's senior numbers were down because of a torn labrum and a chipped collarbone. Even with those injuries hampering him for half the season Anderson put up 730 yards rushing and seven touchdowns, his lowest totals in both categories since his freshman season.
Over his our year career Anderson ran for more than 3,000 yards and 47 touchdowns. He was also an effective receiver out of the backfield, picking up nearly 500 yards and four tochdowns overhis prep career. When you throw in kick returns his total prep career had 4248 yards and 53 touchdowns.
He helped his team make the playoffs each of his first three seasons, including an appearance in the Class 2A state title game in his junior season. But the Injuries kept him from playing to his highest level last year and Indian Rocks streak of playoff appearences came to an end.
Going into 2015 Theo had offers from UCF, Temple, Cincinnati, Liberty, Buffalo, Middle Tenessee, Pittsburgh, USF and West Virginia.
Theo told Bull Run that Coach Rob Ianello was a part of the effort to recruit him and that the injuries which held him back in his senior season. He hopes to be up at UB for summer camp and working on his finance degree when the fall semester starts.
He will be joining Jordan Johnson, Gary Hosey, Johnathan Hawkins, Emanuel Reed, and a few others as UB moves into the post Anthone Taylor world.
Welcome to UB Theo!