A verbal commitment isn’t binding and that’s why all college programs continue to recruit and work on their relationship with players that have given them a pledge all the way until National Signing Day.
In other words, a team isn’t 100% sure on any recruit joining their program until the fax comes through with their signature.
Khalil Anderson, a 4-star cornerback from Riverwood High School in Atlanta, Georgia, committed to the Pitt Panthers back in June but that hasn’t stopped programs from all across the country from pursuing him.
Soon after giving a verbal to Archie Collins and the Panthers, Anderson picked up new offers from Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Arkansas and South Carolina.
Things have been quite for a couple of months but Anderson received a new offer on Thursday from the Miami Hurricanes.
This attention isn’t surprising, in fact, it happens all over the country with talented players. Anderson has the skill level and opportunity to make an immediate impact in the Pitt secondary.
— EliteTalentFootball (@elitefootballac) October 27, 2020
The last time that PSN spoke to Anderson back in July, we asked him about this new interest and his commitment level to Pitt.
“Being from the South, growing up, I always thought that getting recruited from a SEC school would be great but as I got older, I realized that there’s more to college than just playing football. When I went to Pitt’s campus and met their coaching staff and their academic support team, it was game over from that moment on. I know that Pittsburgh was my home and I’m 200% committed to Pitt,” said Anderson.
“It’s crazy that before the coronavirus, I didn’t have any Power 5 offers and didn’t have much recognition. Coach Archie (Collins) and Pitt have been talking to me actually since last year and that’s another reason why Pitt is it for me. They were the first school to offer me real love. Coaches are always asking me, ‘Khalil how committed are you to Pittsburgh’ and I always tell them ‘Coach, I’m 200% committed to Pittsburgh and that’s home for me but if you want to offer, I appreciate it and am humbled by it. While I appreciate the offer, I’d consider it to be very disloyal to have any further conversations with you because I’m committed to Pittsburgh.”
— Khalil Anderson ✞ (@_KhalilAnderson) October 19, 2020
Anderson is one of three 4-star recruits in Pitt’s Class of 2021, along with Central Catholic’s Elliot Donald and West Mifflin’s Nahki Johnson.