The West Virginia Mountaineers picked up a four-star running back during the Coronavirus crisis. Jaylen Anderson, from Perry, Ohio committed to the Mountaineers over offers from the Florida Gators, Kentucky Wildcats, Pittsburgh Panthers, Nebraska Cornhuskers, and Maryland Terrapins.
Standing at 5’-11 and weighing 212 pounds, Anderson brings the shiftiness of a smaller back while combining that with the power of a bigger back. Anderson isn’t lightning fast like Tavon Austin or Noel Devine, but he has enough speed. Bigger backs aren’t necessarily required to be burners.
Anderson is rated as a four-star running back, with a 247 composite ranking of 0.9052. 247Sports.com ranks him as the 14th best running back in the nation for the 2021 class.
Currently, the Mountaineers have the 18th ranked class in the nation, with 7 commits. Anderson is the second four-star to commit to the Mountaineers for this class, joining Spring Valley offensive lineman Wyatt Milium who joined in January. The Mountaineers class, which scores at 117.95 cumulative ranking, is the 2nd best in the Big 12 currently, behind only the Texas Longhorns, who have the 13th best class in the nation.