Lions land legacy athlete

Anderson visited Penn State this weekend.

One day after a dynamic atmosphere at Beaver Stadium, Penn State was able to reap the benefits by picking up a commitment from one of two official visitors who were in town on the weekend.

Maryland running back Richy Anderson committed to the Nittany Lions on Sunday evening. He was previously committed to Maryland.

"I decommitted from Maryland and I committed to Penn State," Anderson said in a text message on Sunday evening.

The 5-foot-11, 175-pound prospect also had scholarship offers from Boston College, East Carolina, Rutgers, Temple and Wake Forest before committing to the Terrapins in June.

Anderson is the son of former Nittany Lions' tailback Richie Anderson, who played in the National football league from 1993 to 2004.

As a junior in 2011, Anderson produced more than 1,700 yards and scored 15 touchdowns in leading his team to the state title game.

He carries a three-star rating from 247Sports and has a 247Composite rating of 0.8339. He is the No. 29 player in the state of Maryland and is ranked the No. 29 all-purpose back by the 247Composite.

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