He’s staying put.
Along with Nevada, Spanish Springs’ 6-6 senior left-handed pitcher Ryan Anderson had offers from Kansas, New Mexico and UNLV and was in talks with the likes of Fresno State, San Diego State, Sacramento State and Pacific.
But on Friday, Anderson announced on Twitter that he verbally committed to play at Nevada under new coach T.J. Bruce.
— ryan (@ryan_anderson2) November 7, 2015
“It was a long process,” Anderson said. “It just came together.”
The lanky southpaw has met Bruce already and said he likes his energy and the fact he won a national title as an assistant at UCLA before taking the Wolf Pack job this summer.
He said the biggest factor in his decision, in addition to staying home, was his family history. His father played baseball for the Wolf Pack and his mother played volleyball. His sister, Lyndsey, is a junior setter on the volleyball team.
Anderson went back and forth between Nevada and Kansas but after visiting the Jayhawks’ campus last month, decided to attend Nevada. He also plays basketball for Spanish Springs and with the season coming up, he wanted to get the decision out of the way to focus on hoops.
Verbal commitments are non-binding so Anderson could still technically change his mind before signing papers and making the commitment official.