Posted: 3:28 pm Friday, November 9th, 2012

Boca Raton QB Kevin Anderson to enroll early at Marshall 

By Jeff Greer

Boca Raton quarterback Kevin Anderson had a fall he’d like to forget, at least football-wise.

The senior signal caller had his final season as the Bobcats’ passer ended early when he broke his collarbone against Fort Lauderdale-Dillard at the end of September. But Anderson (6-2, 200 pounds, No. 13 on the Big Board) was a constant presence on Boca’s sidelines and didn’t lose his scholarship offer from Marshall despite the inury.

He plans to enroll early at the school for the spring semester, Boca Athletic Director Amanda Angermeier confirmed in an email detailing Boca’s fall signing day ceremony. Anderson’s involvement, because football’s national signing day doesn’t arrive until February, will be ceremonial but still significant. He had other schools still pursuing him despite his strong verbal commitment to the Thundering Herd.

Before his injury, Anderson was 40-of-81 for 509 yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions for a Boca team that was 2-2 with him at the helm. After the injury, Boca declined, losing all four games ahead of the season finale against Olympic Heights on Friday night. Quarterback play was the main issue, though the Bobcats have battled turnovers and a struggling run defense all fall.

Marshall, as usual, has been persistent in recruiting Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast. The Herd recently secured a verbal commitment from Fort Pierce Central receiver Josh Knight, and is still chasing Fort Pierce Central defensive back Joe Figueroa, American Heritage safety Darrion Richardson and several other area prospects.