Georgia Tech offers son of NFL Pro Bowler at camp

Jair Anderson with Tech's Paul Johnson (Special for AJC)

Jair Anderson with Tech’s Paul Johnson (Special for AJC)

Georgia Tech told Jair Anderson that if came to camp and did well that he’d earned a scholarship offer from the Yellow Jackets.

That’s exactly what happened on Saturday with the 3-star receiver from Northview High School.

The Yellow Jackets are the latest offer for Anderson, who is the son of former Auburn star and NFL Pro Bowler Willie Anderson.

“I knew there was a chance to get an offer,” Anderson told the AJC. “They had told me before that if I came to camp and performed well, that they were going to offer me. That was pretty much my goal.”

The 6-foot-1, 185-pounder was clocked at 4.45 in the 40-yard dash, and performed well in the one-on-one drills at both receiver and defensive back. He’s open to playing either position in college.

“I like everything about Georgia Tech,” Anderson said. “It’s a good environment, and the defense is like a family. It looks like a good program to be part of. The academics are great. My dad loved it. He was telling me all about the engineering and the internships.”

Anderson said he has around 20 offers, including UGA, Cincinnati, Middle Tennessee State, Miami of Ohio, Hawaii, Georgia State, Georgia Southern, Army, Navy, Grambling and Arkansas State.

Which school leads for Anderson? “Really I don’t know,” he said. “I’m open to anywhere. Everything now is just now pulling away for me.”

Anderson will camp at N.C. State on Sunday, Florida on Wednesday, Clemson next Saturday and FSU next week. He also will go to UGA on July 18 for Dawg Night prospect camp.

“Georgia offered me, but they still want me to come to camp,” he said.


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