Maryland RB, son of former Penn State standout, commits to Nittany Lions

From CDT staff reportsOctober 28, 2012 

Penn State has added a familiar name to its 2013 football recruiting class.

Thomas Johnson (Md.) High School running back Richy Anderson committed to the Nittany Lions on Sunday night. Anderson is the son of former Penn State and NFL running back Richie Anderson.

The younger Anderson had initially committed to Maryland. He joins Liberty Christian Academy (Va.) offensive lineman Tanner Hartman as the second player to leave Maryland’s recruiting class and commit to Penn State.

A three-star recruit according to Rivals.com, the 5-foot-11, 180-pound Anderson produced more than 1,500 total yards of total offense last season. He was one of more than 100 high school prospects who attended Saturday night’s game against Ohio State.

Anderson hails from Frederick, Md., the same city that produced current Penn State running Zach Zwinak. Anderson’s father lettered at Penn State from 1991-92 before embarking on a 12-year NFL career with the New York Jets and Dallas Cowboys.

Centre Daily Times is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service