“I just wanted to find a coach who wanted me”: Why 2022 Commit Jordan Anderson Feels He’s the Perfect Tailback for Bret Bielema’s Illini

For most of the coaches associated with power programs in college football, Anderson simply outgrew the position of tailback. Not Bret Bielema.
By Matt Stevens - IlliniGuys Football Writer/Analyst

August 28, 2021

JOLIET, Ill. -- When Jake Jaworski is asked about possible disappointment that his star tailback Jordan Anderson wasn’t ever seriously recruited to tailback by more Power Five Conference schools, the Joliet Catholic head coach simply grins from ear to ear.

“It’s great for Illinois though,” Jaworski said Friday night following a 55-6 season-opening victory over Simeon. “Why would I get mad when it’s just . . .

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