L.C. Bird WR/DB Mykael Anderson (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)
L.C. Bird DB/WR Mykael Anderson commits to UVA-Wise
by Brandon Mitchell, recruit804
With the exception of Jaden Payoute (Virginia Tech), not much recruiting talk has echoed out of the walls at L.C. Bird High School this winter. Prior to receiving his All-American jersey and garnering International Bowl MVP honors, Payoute committed to Virginia Tech during the second week of June. Finally following in the footsteps of Payoute is starting defensive back Mykael Anderson. The L.C. Bird product picked up a collegiate offer from UVA-Wise in early November last year and proceeded to take advantage of the ministration that came with it. On Thursday morning, Anderson decided to commit to UVA-Wise.
“(I) felt wanted there,” Anderson told recruit804. (I) also felt it was the best decision for me academically and on the athletic field.”
Anderson (2019 DB/WR 5-10 160) was a valuable prospect for a Skyhawks defense that allowed on average 16 points per contest. That figure increased with L.C. Bird inheriting matchups against Douglas Freeman and Henrico at playoff time. Anderson was able to collect 32 tackles on the season while racking up four interceptions which led the Skyhawks secondary. He also led all receivers for the Skyhawks with 14 receptions for 350 yards and three touchdowns on the offensive side of the ball.
Aside from UVA-Wise, Anderson also holds offers from West Virginia State University and Concord. Anderson has picked up interest from the Division I and Division II level throughout the course of his recruitment, however; nothing has generated into a substantial collegiate offer. He’s also taken visits to Virginia Tech, William & Mary, Old Dominion and Virginia State among others over within this past season. Anderson is preparing to make a commitment on National Signing Day to one of the three programs that have already offered him. However, there’s still time for Anderson to explore other options with NSD a little over two weeks away.
– Brandon Mitchell