Connor McGovern, a 6-foot-5, 290-pound center from Lake-Lehman High School in Lehman, Luzerne County, has given an oral commitment to Penn State.
Several recruiting web sites said McGovern made his commitment on Friday night during a visit to the campus. He is the fifth commit to the Nittany Lions' Class of 2016.
McGovern, a consensus four-star player, is rated as the nation's No. 1 center by Rivals.com, and No. 3 by 247Sports.com.
McGovern chose the Nittany Lions over North Carolina. He also was offered by Maryland, Michigan State, Miami, Pittsburgh, West Virginia and Stanford.