First-year Penn State head coach Pat Chambers already made a major impact in the class of 2013 with guard Geno Thorpe committing to the Nittany Lions in November.
On Thursday night, Chambers pulled off another junior coup. Brandon Austin, a top-75 wing from Imhotep Charter (Pa.) pledged to Penn State.
He made the announcement on Twitter: “I just committed to Penn State!”
Austin, a 6-foot-6 prospect, is one of the more versatile perimeter players in the country. He can play three positions, with the ability to handle the ball, run the break and knock down shots. Along with Thorpe, Austin should be a key recruit for Chambers.
Austin had plenty of suitors in pursuit, including Rutgers, Villanova, Saint Joseph’s, Temple, Syracuse and others.
This is just another quality pickup from the Philadelphia area due to Chambers’ deep roots in the area. Next season, he will also have the services of Trenton-area forward Brandon Taylor and Southern Mississippi transfer D.J. Newbill, a former Philadelphia high school standout. While the results may not show this season, Chambers has something brewing in Happy Valley.