Brandon Colavita, an Inquirer first-team all-South Jersey running back from Washington Township, has made an oral commitment to attend Penn.

Township coach Mark Wechter said that Penn plans to use Colavita as a tailback. This season, Colavita rushed for 1,429 yards and 14 touchdowns on 149 carries.

Besides Penn, Wechter said Colavita also visited Brown.

"He liked both schools, but Penn won out because of the Wharton business school," Wechter said.

Colavita is the second South Jersey player to commit to Penn, joining St. Augustine offensive lineman Pete Dandrea.

- Marc Narducci