Richy Anderson, a running back from Frederick, Md., who is the son of former Penn State star Richie Anderson, has given Nittany Lions coach Bill O’Brien an oral commitment to join his freshman Class of 2013, several recruiting web sites have reported.
The 5-foot-11, 180-pound Anderson, who plays for Gov. Thomas Johnson High School, is rated as a three-star recruit by both Scout.com and Rivals.com. He is Penn State’s 12th commitment for 2013.
Anderson had committed last June to Maryland but reconsidered after being contacted by Penn State in September. He attended Saturday night’s game between Penn State and Ohio State, returned home, talked about the matter with his father and contacted O’Brien on Sunday night with his decision, ESPN.com reported.
Anderson told ESPN.com that the NCAA sanctions, which include a post-season ban and reduced scholarships, didn’t bother him. He said he was impressed with Saturday night’s crowd despite the Nittany Lions’ 35-23 loss.