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Weekend Wrap: Richy Anderson dumps Maryland for Penn State

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The Maryland football program has lost its second recruit to Penn State.

Richy Anderson, a slot receiver/running back from Thomas Johnson in Frederick who committed to the Terps in June, pledged to the Nittany Lions last night. The three-star prospect's father, Richie Anderson, was a standout fullback at PSU in the early 1990s.

Anderson spoke to ESPN.com about his decision.

"The sanctions don't matter to me," he said Sunday night. "Being in that environment, it just proves it. No, you can't play in a bowl game. And, no, they lost a lot of scholarships -- but the tradition and everything is still there. It's not just about football.

Tanner Hartman, a Terps offensive line commitment from Liberty Christian Academy in Lynchburg, Va., switched his pledge from UM to Penn State last month.

** Maryland-bound wide receiver Deon Long caught six passes for 144 yards and six touchdowns in Iowa Western Community College's 65-14 win over Ellsworth.

Long’s scores all came before the half, including a school-record 90-yarder that put the Reivers up 28-0 in the second quarter.

** Maryland quarterback commitment Shane Cockerille guided Gilman to a 48-12 win over McDonogh.

While quarterback Shane Cockerille led the way with nine carries for 107 yards and 4-for-6 passing for 128 yards and two touchdowns, six Greyhounds carried the ball into the end zone

** Terps running back recruit DeAndre' Lane powered Catonsville to a 34-14 win over Kenwood.

Lane (21 carries, 150 yards) also had a 6-yard TD run in the first half and Hylton had a 7-yard touchdown in the first half and 28-yard spinning twist to paydit in the second half.

** UM defensive back pledge Jacquille Veii helped Avalon to a 46-45 win over Riverdale Baptist.

Avalon’s defense was able to come up with two crucial turnovers, one off a Jacquille Veii interception in the fourth quarter in the red zone which set up [Rachid] Ibrahim’s 89 yard score, and the other a recovered fumble in the third quarter around midfield which set up Ibrahim’s 27 yard score.

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