Anderson, a 4-star prospect, is from Rome, Ga. He is listed at 6-foot-4 and 214 pounds.
Here are five things to know about the outside linebacker.
1. Adam Anderson picked Georgia over Alabama
Anderson had a rather crazy recruitment but narrowed his contenders to two programs — his home-state school and Alabama. The Bulldogs have the No. 12 recruiting class in the nation for 2018, according to 247Sports, and they recently hauled in the No. 1 prospect in the nation, quarterback Justin Fields. Alabama, of course, is the No. 1-ranked team in the country.
2. This is his second commit to Georgia
This will be Anderson’s third commitment. He originally committed to Georgia in August 2016. But in April, he backed off that pledge to Georgia for a few reasons.
3. Adam Anderson is also a one-time LSU commit
Anderson backed off his pledge to Georgia and flipped to LSU. Part of the reason for that was that he wanted to play with two of his high school teammates. At the time, neither had an offer from Georgia.
“They all want to play together and that was one of the kickers,” Rome coach John Reid said at the time. “That is a great moment for the history of our program. When coach [Ed] Orgeron said yesterday he wanted to offer all three of those guys together, my jaw about hit the floor.”
However, that commitment would not stick. One of his teammates, JaMarcus Chatman, backed off his pledge to LSU and committed to Tennessee. Anderson de-committed from LSU in July.
4. He had a huge night against Justin Fields and Harrison H.S.
Anderson and Fields met on the field earlier this season, and Anderson had a monster game. He racked up 3 1/2 sacks against the nation’s top prospect and led his team to a 33-21 win.
5. Adam Anderson is the top defensive commit
Despite both the recruiting pedigrees of both Georgia and Alabama, Anderson — the nation’s No. 44 overall prospect and No. 2 outside linebacker — is the highest-rated defensive commit for Georgia (and would have been for Alabama or Georgia.