Wittenberg University sophomore linebacker DeVonta Anderson announced via Twitter that he is transferring to Cincinnati. If it all plays out, the Bearcats will add him to the roster for the 2014 season.
— DeVonta Anderson (@_2_Anderson_2_) April 1, 2014
Well it seems he’s over the moon about his decision. Anderson hails from Wooster, Ohio just Southwest of Akron and has played two seasons at Division 3 Wittenberg. He saw action in four games as a freshman then 10 as a sophomore last season, compiling 12 tackles and a half-sack at linebacker. Anderson played both runningback and defensive back coming out of high school but the Tigers opted to keep him on defense full time, move him down from the secondary, and insert him in the linebacking corps.
As far as Cincinnati, I’m not sure where Tuberville will use him but I wouldn’t be surprised if the coaches move him to the offense. Anderson comes in at 6’0″, 205 lbs which are solid measurables for an every-down runningback. Considering the only ball carriers currently on the roster that boast a similar build are a senior (Hosey Williams), a junior (Tion Green), and a sophomore (EJ Junior), UC could certainly use some depth there. Anderson isn’t unfamiliar to the runningback role, either. As mentioned, he played there in high school compiling 49 touchdowns over his career at Wooster High School including one game where he crossed the goal line six times. If coached up properly Anderson could develop into a contributor for the Bearcats sometime down the road.