The story broke on the newspaper website pressconnects.com out of Binghamton, N.Y. Jones stars as a two-way lineman at nearby Johnson City High.
According to the site, Jones told the Penn State coaches of his decision while attending the program's senior-only camp Saturday.
He is the 10th player to commit to the Lions for the Class of 2010.
Jones is rated as a four-star defensive lineman by Scout.com. He is 6-foot-4 and weighs 300 pounds.