Four-star outside linebacker Alex Anzalone (Reading, PA/ Wyomissing Area) is one of the most coveted players in talent-rich Pennsylvania. With about 20 scholarship offers on the table already, the Michigan Wolverines decided to throw their hat in.
“Coach (Curt) Mallory had me call him,” Anzalone began. “He told me that the staff loved my tape and thought I was really athletic. Coach (Mallory) said that they think I would fit in great at Sam linebacker for them and that I had an official offer from Michigan. The quality of academics mixed with big time football is really appealing to me about Michigan.”
The 6-foot-3, 220-pound Anzalone will visit Ann Arbor unofficially on March 23rd. He has previously visited Boston College, Connecticut, Maryland, Ohio State, Penn State and Rutgers.
“I’m going to see Michigan and Notre Dame on the same weekend there in March,” said Anzalone. “I’m really excited about Michigan. In the school I choose, I’m just going to be looking for solid academics, a great football program, rich tradition, and great people to surround myself with.”
Another thing that stands out to Anzalone about Michigan is the possibility of playing under veteran defensive coordinator Greg Mattison.
“It would be an honor to play under a coach like that because of his knowledge for the game and the players that he has developed in the NFL,” said Anzalone.
Anzalone insisted he is open to any program right now and he has no leaders so far in the recruiting process. He plans on making a final decision before the start of his senior season.
Stanford University is a school Anzalone mentioned he would like to pick up an offer from before he made a decision.
Anzalone completed his junior season with 58 tackles and one interception in limited action, helping lead Wyomissing to an 11-1 record. Anzalone also played tailback on offense.
The standout linebacker has a 247Sports rating of 91, checking in at No. 231 in the Top247. Anzalone is the fifth ranked prospect in the state on Pennsylvania.