The Washington State Cougars picked up a commitment for their 2020 class at a position of need when cornerback Justin Anderson announced via Twitter on Sunday that he intends to come to Pullman next season.
COMMITTED ⚫️Next chapter Is Here!! pic.twitter.com/AAGKbK9CqE— Justin Anderson (@JustinA38602092) November 18, 2019
Anderson is from Menlo Park, California, and is rated as a mid-three-star recruit by 247sports.com’s composite metric. According to 247, he’s 6-foot-1 and 175 pounds; notably, he held offers from both the Utah Utes and Iowa St. Cyclones, which is about as good of an endorsement of his potential as you can get.
“(Co-defensive coordinator Darcel McBath’s) biggest message to me was just talking about how I can be a playmaker for them,” Anderson said. “He wants me up there, but he also told me to be sure on my decision and to go where I feel is the best place for me.”
Said 247sports’ recruiting analyst Brandon Huffman: “Justin is a really quiet, unassuming guy, but he LOVES Darcel McBath and I went to his school last month about a week after McBath was moved into the role after (Tracy) Claeys left and he said that actually really helped WSU.”
Interestingly, Anderson is the younger cousin of WSU wide receiver Easop Winston Jr.
Congrats to the little cousin @JustinA38602092 on committing to Wazzu. If you don’t know @EasopWinston is his big cousin this moment is so special!! Go Cougs!!! @WSUCougarFB @wsuWR @TheoLawson_SR pic.twitter.com/EXyszgv0kz— Pat Paul (@PatWHolmes) November 18, 2019
Everyone knows how much help WSU needs in the defensive backfield, and Anderson is the first cornerback commit in the class. He joins safeties Alaka’i Gilman, Hunter Escorcia and Jackson Lataimua.
Here’s a compilation of highlights from his junior year, and you can see a bunch of other piecemeal highlights from this year over here:
Anderson is the 17th known commitment in this class. You can see the entire class here.