April 11, 2012

Anderson to make return trip

Last weekend's visit to Wake Forest left Frederick (Md.) Thomas Johnson wide receiver Richy Anderson thirsty for more, so the 6-feet, 180-pound 2013 prospect is returning to Winston-Salem Saturday night with his family after East Carolina's spring football game.

"Wake Forest right now and ECU those two… I love those schools," Anderson said. "The family atmosphere at both of them is amazing. My mom really liked Maryland."

Anderson has also visited Duke, Virginia, Penn State and Rutgers. He has received scholarship offers from the Demon Deacons, Pirates, Scarlett Knights, Terrapins, Boston College and Temple.

"I haven't really gotten a chance to see Temple yet, but I would like to go up there and see what they're like," Anderson said. "My cousin coaches there."

He plans to sit down with his parents and coaches to narrow his list of schools down to five June 1. Anderson said those schools will be where he takes his official visits. His father is encouraging him not to rush anything.

Anderson added he will enroll into college next spring after finishing high school a semester early.

"Nobody stands out right now, but it won't be long till I get down to my five," Anderson said. "If I go to a school and a school really sticks out to me and it really hits me I think I'll do it [commit]."

Jonathan Himebauch is Anderson's primary recruiter, but the Maryland prospect has also built strong rapport with Lonnie Galloway and Jim Grobe.

"When I got there we all sat down in Coach Grobe's office, and it was real nice," Anderson said. "They took my brothers and we all got to hang out down there. It really was nice down there. They treated me like family and that's a big part of me. I really want my parents to see Wake Forest, because Wake offers a lot."

Anderson added he told Himebauch he loves Wake. He feels that Wake Forest has labeled him as its guy.

"This visit I really want to get my parents to feel what I felt with the family atmosphere and the care that Coach Grobe has for his players, the care that he has for family," Anderson said. "It's important to him."

He accumulated more than 1,500 all-purpose yards and scored 15 touchdowns in Thomas Johnson's run to the third round of the state playoffs and a 10-4 finish last season.

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