Perhaps no major college recruit was more prepared for the recruiting process than Etiwanda offensive lineman Alec Anderson. He has three older siblings who went
through the process. Father Anders Anderson was the girls basketball coach at Etiwanda and he had many players from that program move on to the next level.
The 6-foot-5, 280-pound offensive tackle recently committed to Washington State, picking that school from among 10 offers.
He and his father visited Washington State, Arizona State and Oregon State.
“I liked that it is in a smaller city away from other distractions,” he said. “Just walking around campus I got a positive vibe and all the players and coaches were very uplifting.”
Anderson said he got a chance to speak with a lot of players who had nothing but good things to say about their experiences.
Anderson plans to major in criminal justice. In addition to the schools he visited, offers came from Utah, Colorado State, Colorado, UNLV, New Mexico, Hawaii and San Jose State.
Oldest sister Ashtyn played basketball at NCAA Division II Chico State before her career was derailed by multiple knee injuries. Another sister Alyssa is entering her junior year at UNLV where she too plays basketball.
Brother Aidan will be sophomore at the University of Regina (Canada) where he played football.
“Each one raised the bar higher than the other,” Alex said of his successful siblings. “I have definitely benefited from the experiences each one of them has had.”
Anderson has worked hard in preparation for his senior season, adding 60 or so pounds to his 6-5 frame.
He and his Eagle teammates open the season on Aug. 25 with the rivalry game against Summit at Miller High School.