Victor AndersonÂ once gave a verbal commitment to West Virginia’s football staff and it was an interesting recruiting battle because Anderson was a star running back at St. Xavier, in Louisville, Ky., and ultimately decided to commit to and sign with the Louisville Cardinals some timeÂ later.
Well, Anderson is still at Louisville and, despite injuries and suspensions inÂ the backfield this season, heÂ has yet to see any playing time and will instead redshirt.
That is not to say he isn’t helping theÂ Cardinals in hopes they might hurt the Mountaineers tonight. Anderson played the part ofÂ WVU running back Steve SlatonÂ in practice this week. Josh Miller, a freshman receiver, impersonated WVU quarterback Patrick White.
Miller and Anderson, the St. Xavier High School product, give U of L’s defense a model to work against in practice. But whether the Cardinals (5-4, 2-2 Big East Conference) can stop the real thing Thursday night in Morgantown is another story.
Every team that plays the No. 6 Mountaineers (7-1, 2-1) tries to figure out a way to slow White and Slaton. Hardly anyone succeeds. They’re the catalysts for an offense that averages 40.8 points and 298 rushing yards per game.