Penn State has reportedly landed Class of 2012 forward Donovon Jack.
A 6-foot-9 forward from Reading and former Duquesne commit, Jack reportedly gave a verbal commitment to Penn State and coach Patrick Chambers on Tuesday, according to the Reading Eagle.
Though he committed to Duquesne last fall, Jack was granted a release after the Dukes fired coach Ron Everhart in March after a 16-15 season.
According to Rivals.com, the Berks Catholic product also had offers from George Mason, Bucknell, Holy Cross, Lafayette and Vermont, and the Eagle said Jack had interest from at least 20 schools after leaving Duquesene.
Jack's pledge helps Chambers fill a spot on his roster for the 2012-13 season, but the coach still has more work to do in the 2012 class. Forward Billy Oliver announced the end of his playing career in February and guards Trey Lewis and Matt Glover decided to transfer in March, joining forward Peter Alexis, who announced his decision to leave the program during the season.
Jack, a two-star rated prospect according to Rivals, offers depth on what is, at the moment, still a thin roster.
Only eight scholarship players return for next season. Just two other recruits, Brandon Taylor and Akosa Maduegbunam, are signed to join in the 2012 recruiting class.