Richy Anderson

RICHY ANDERSON
Tailback/receiver

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Home town: Frederick, Md.
High school: Thomas Johnson High 
Listed as: 5-foot-11, 180 pounds 
Commitment date: Oct. 28, 2012
Rated as: He is regarded as a 3-star recruit by Rivals.com, Scout.com and 24/7sports.com.

Of note: Anderson enrolled in classes at Penn State in January 2013, so his scholarship counts against the 2012 allotment. … He switched his verbal commitment from Maryland to Penn State only a day after attending the sold-out, white-out loss to Ohio State in Beaver Stadium. … Anderson’s father, Richie, was a star tailback for the Nittany Lions in the early 1990s before a long NFL career with the New York Jets and Dallas Cowboys. … Anderson had wanted to play at Penn State his whole life but committed to Maryland in June because he wasn’t sure Penn State would make him a scholarship offer. … Anderson’s scholarship offer will count toward Penn State’s 2012 class, as Anderson plans to enroll early for January classes and be eligible to participate in spring football. … He reportedly had other offers from Boston College, East Carolina, Rutgers, Temple, Wake Forest and Virginia.

In his words: “The sanctions don’t matter to me. Being in that environment (the white-out game against Ohio State), it just proves it. No, you can’t play in a bowl game. And they lost a lot of scholarships — but the tradition and everything is still there. It’s not just about football.”

Anderson also was impressed with the Nittany Lions’ fans during the Oct. 27 loss to Ohio State, saying, “They were down big in the fourth quarter, and nobody left. It was just amazing.”

In his tweets:

The day of his commitment to Penn State …

From his dad …

Twitter comments from fellow recruits:

Richy’s junior season highlights at Thomas Johnson …

Related posts:
Lions land Richy Anderson
Storify: Recruits on hand for white-out game vs. Ohio State

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