Five-Star Recruit Latwan Anderson Switches Commitment to Miami Because It's a Lot Nicer Place to Live Than West Virginia

Finally, the Miami Hurricanes have actually benefited from some recruiting drama. Five-star recruit Latwan Anderson has decided to switch his commitment to the team. Ranked the 15th best player in his class by Rivals.com, the defensive back originally committed to West Virginia but never inked with the team on National Signing Day.

Late interest from USC made him hold off his decision, and now he's decided to become a Cane.

"I felt that all things were equal between West Virginia and Miami," Anderson told Sports Illustrated. "The only difference was the football. In my opinion, Miami is far and away closer to winning conference and national championships than West Virginia."

Well, there is one other difference. Miami is a hell of a lot better place to live than West Virginia.

"Even if I don't make the NFL, I could see myself living in Miami after I get my degree," Anderson said. "I don't know if I can say the same if I went to West Virginia. I don't know if I can see myself living there after school."

Miami has already met its 25 scholarship limit, but Anderson is also a track star. So he'll get his scholarship through that team, like Santana Moss before him.

Miami missed out on a number of highly rated recruits on signing day, but this might make up for it.

There's also still the small possibility that signing day's other highly recruited hold-out, Seantrel Henderson, could find himself at Miami. Right now, he has verbally committed to USC but is waiting for more news about investigations into the school's possible infractions.

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