Penn State just picked up a talented player from the WPIAL.
This morning, North Allegheny cornerback Joey Porter Jr. gave a verbal commitment to James Franklin and Penn State.
— Joey Porter Jr. (@jjporter_1) September 11, 2018
Over the weekend, Franklin and assistant coach Terry Smith attended Porter’s games and now he wants to join them.
Rivals rates Porter as a 3-star recruit while 247 Sports has him as a 4-star player.
Although Porter was down to a Final 5 that included Pitt, this decision comes as no surprise. The Panthers were never really considered a contender for him despite being listed as a finalist.
Porter is a tall (6-foot-3) lanky athlete and although he plays cornerback in high school, he might outgrow that position and could project as a future linebacker.