Nebraska finished the 2018 recruiting class on a strong note thanks to the efforts of Scott Frost and his staff, but expect the Cornhuskers to take the next step with a successful 2019 class. Land of 10’s Chris Bumbaca will answer a Nebraska recruiting question of the day every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Ask him a question on Twitter (@BOOMbaca or @Landof10Huskers) or on Facebook. Find our previous questions and answers here.
What happened with Matthew Anderson?
— William Hahn (@WilliamHahn1) June 11, 2018
When Matthew Anderson visited Lincoln one week ago, it seemed like things could move very quickly and that he could be a commit by the time he left campus. In fact, that nearly was the case. But a desire to be level-headed about his decision-making process dissuaded the 6-foot-6, 250-pound tackle from committing on the spot, despite his deepest urges telling him to do so.
At the time, Anderson sounded like he would wait a day or two before announcing a decision. But he stayed quiet for about a week. I reached out to Anderson on Sunday evening to take the most direct path to the answer to William’s question, and Anderson told me he will be announcing his decision toward the end of the summer.
So it’ll be at least a couple of months before we know Anderson’s decision. Personally, I think his mind is made up. But there is no harm in keeping his recruitment open. Other offers can come in and he could weigh his options. The Nebraska coaches have said they don’t want the class filling up too quickly, so it’s not like Anderson’s choice to hold off is a problem.
The Louisiana native has only one Power 5 offer, from Nebraska. Unless another school comes in and blows the doors off for him — and even then it might be too late — I think the Huskers will ultimately wind up with Anderson in their 2019 recruiting class.
We’ll know for sure by the end of the summer.
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