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Huskers land aggressive OT from Louisiana

Huskers land OT Anderson as their 10th commit for 2019.
Huskers land OT Anderson as their 10th commit for 2019.

The Huskers secured an important piece of their 2019 class today when Leesville (La.) offensive tackle Matthew Anderson committed to Nebraska. The 6-foot-7 and 250-pound tackle says he knows that Nebraska means what they say after visiting Lincoln earlier this month.

"It was the atmosphere and the coaching staff that really sold me on Nebraska," Anderson said. "I knew that I would fall in love with their facilities, but what got me was that I could see and hear their sincerity in what they saying and doing."

Anderson is excited about the trajectory for Nebraska under the new head coach. He is also ready to get to work with the offensive line coach.

"Coach Scott Frost is going to be a huge game changer and I really think that he, along with all of the other members of his staff that came to Nebraska, are going to bring Nebraska back.

"I also think that coach Greg Austin is really going to help me develop as an offensive lineman and I am looking forward to working with him at Nebraska."

Nebraska is getting a bit of a blank canvas when it comes to Anderson's frame and that's exactly what they want. The Huskers communicated to Anderson they want to build up that frame and have him keep the obvious skills he has today on the field.

"I think that I fit well at Nebraska because of my aggression and relentlessness," Anderson said. "I plan on bringing some attitude and some meanness to Lincoln. I will be bulked up there and built into a more typical tackle body, but I will still try my best to retain my feet and speed."

Anderson isn't sure when he will return to Nebraska. An official visit is definitely in the fold, but there are no dates set for his return to Lincoln. Anderson just wants that day to get here soon.

"I have no idea when my next visit will be to Nebraska," Anderson said. "I am hoping it will be sooner rather than later!"