By Otis Kirk
Saddleback College (Calif.) offensive tackle Tim Anderson was one of 10 official visitors to Arkansas this weekend.
Following the visit, Anderson talked about the trip.
“It’s been great,” Anderson said. “Me and my family really enjoyed being out here. It surprised us. Obviously, being from California, it’s a different area. But I think we’ve all found that it’s been great. The people are super nice. It’s been very nice.”
You said it surprised you, what was the biggest surprise?
“I think seeing the stadium and the atmosphere,” Anderson said. “Playing in the SEC, the fans out here are crazy and everyone is super loyal. It was really, really cool to see that.”
If eventually you did commit, why would it be Arkansas?
“Honestly, everything I’m looking for in a school, I think I’ve found here,” Anderson said. “It’s been great. The coaches are great. I really believe in Coach Morris and what they’re doing here. It’s been a slow start, but I think he’s definitely the guy that’s going to turn it around. It’s been great, the whole place.”
Arkansas will lose offensive tackle Brian Wallace as well as both offensive guards, Johnny Gibson and Hjalte Froholdt, after this season. Does that appeal to you?
“Yeah, definitely,” Anderson said. “It kind of adds to thinking about getting playing time next year, which is awesome. That’s obviously what I want, just to have the opportunity to come here and compete for a starting job.”
Who else has entered the recruiting picture for you?
“I’ve been talking to Cal-Berkeley out in California and a little bit of USC,” Anderson said. “Those are kind of the other two right now.”