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4-star OLB Adam Anderson commits to Georgia over Alabama

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What better way to celebrate your birthday than to announce where you’ll spend the next four years playing college football? Four-star outside linebacker Adam Anderson did just that Thursday, committing to Georgia.

He made his decision public in a video for dawgs247.com.

Anderson (6 feet 4, 215 pounds), who turned 18 Thursday, stars at Rome (Ga.) High and chose the Bulldogs over Alabama. He is one of the top three outside linebackers in the nation and a top-50 prospect overall. He also plays some end and is a defensive force for Rome High, which is the defending Class 5A state champion and the state’s top-ranked team in its class this season.

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Anderson announced Monday he was moving up his announcement to his birthday; at one point, the decision was going to come at the end of his senior season. Anderson, who will play in the U.S. Army All-American Game, was in Athens on September 23 and saw the Bulldogs dominate Mississippi State 31-3. Anderson then took a trip the next weekend to Tuscaloosa and saw Alabama crush Ole Miss 66-3.

This commitment should be Anderson’s last. He committed to Georgia on August 5, 2016, then flipped his commitment to LSU on April 22 of this year. Anderson then decommitted from LSU in July, and eventually narrowed his choices to Alabama and Georgia.

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Anderson is Georgia’s 17th commitment for the 2018 class. He is the second prospect among the top 10 in the state of Georgia to commit to the Bulldogs, joining five-star quarterback Justin Fields; Fields is the nation’s No. 1 prospect and pledged to the Bulldogs earlier this month.

Anderson and Rome High beat Fields and Kennesaw Harrison earlier this season.

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