Pannell had delayed his decision from last Tuesday to Friday and then had delayed his decision until today, having recruitniks wondering what was going on.
I just wanted to make sure that I was comfortable with my decision, Pannell said. I didn't want to rush into anything, but I am comfortable with everything now.
Pannell says he is a solid commitment to Penn State with no planned visits to other schools on the horizon.
I am just going to take my official visit to Penn State, Pannell said. I will probably try to go to a few Penn State games this year, although I don't know which ones yet.
Pannell becomes the sixth verbal commitment for Penn State this recruiting season and fills a great void at the offensive tackle position. Look for more on Pannell this fall as FightOnState.com discovers which games Pannell will take in at Beaver Stadium.