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Recruiting: WR Jair Anderson is Commitment #12

In the wake of Christmas Day, the Jackets added another recruit from their own backyard.

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The joy from Christmas Day continued into Boxing Day for the Georgia Tech coaching staff as they added a local target to their 2016 recruiting class. Jair Anderson, a three-star wide receiver from Northview High School in Duluth, GA, sent out the following tweet earlier:

Anderson is the son of former Auburn star and first-round Draft pick Willie Anderson, who spent over a decade in the NFL with the Bengals and Ravens. Jair becomes the 12th commitment in Georgia Tech's 2016 class, and the third wide receiver alongside Jalen Camp and Steve Dolphus. He's also now the fifth commit to come out of the Gwinnett County area, continuing a trend that is very unusual relative to Georgia Tech's history (or lack thereof) of successfully recruiting the county. Anderson commits to Georgia Tech over offers from georgia, Louisville, and Tennessee, as well as interest from Auburn, Florida State, and Notre Dame, and several other FBS offers.

Anderson commits to Georgia Tech as a wide receiver, although many recruiting services list him as an athlete due to his ability to play as a cornerback on defense. At 6'2", 185 pounds, he has the ability to bring plenty of size to the cornerback role, and should also be able to assert himself somewhat as a wide receiver (particularly if he can add around 15-20 pounds without losing his top-end speed). A look at his film shows that Anderson has very good top-end speed, good ball skills (catching almost all of his passes with his hands and with arms extended), and very nice vision when navigating traffic on bubble screens or returns. He looks to be a more natural wide receiver, and will need some work on fundamentals if he's going to play defense at the college level.

Anderson is a two-star recruit per Rivals (5.4) and a three-star recruit per 247Sports (87) as well as the 247Sports Composite (.8456).