October 28, 2012 at 10:31 PM
One day after Penn State hosted more than 80 recruits at Beaver Stadium, the team reportedly picked up a verbal commitment from running back Richie Anderson.
A Frederick, Md. product, Anderson was originally committed to Maryland, but Blue-White Illustrated reported he changed his pledge to Penn State on Sunday.
Anderson is listed as a three-star prospect by Rivals.com and his commitment brings the total number of players now in Bill O'Brien's 2013 recruiting class to 12.
Fans may be familiar with the name, as Anderson's father (who is also named Richie), played fullback at Penn State. After a successful tenure in Happy Valley, the elder Anderson was drafted by the Jets in 1993 and made it to one Pro Bowl in his 12-year career.
Anderson, the recruit, is listed at 5-foot-11, 180 pounds, and he is currently playing his senior season at Thomas Johnson High School. He is the ninth recruit in Penn State's 2013 class that has a rating of three stars or better.