Just hours after Franklin's introductory press conference in Happy Valley, the 6-foot-6, 263-pound Sorrell became commit No. 21 for the Nittany Lions in the class-of-2014, a class that currently ranks No. 3 in the Big Ten and No. 19 nationally.
"We are...Penn State!," Sorrell tweeted.
Sorrell originally committed to Vanderbilt back in June over offers from the likes of Boston College, Cincinnati, Indiana, Louisville and West Virginia. He is ranked by the 247Sports Composite Ratings as the nation's No. 92 offensive tackle.
"For anyone wondering why the commit to PSU, a critical cross-roads in my football career Franklin personally had my back," Sorrell said.
Sorrell missed most of his junior season with an injury but Franklin and Vanderbilt still took a chance on him.
"I put my faith in God, not any head coach or any University," Sorrell said. "I prayed for a message to be sent, and got a phone call, feels right.
"Vandy fans I'll root for Vanderbilt here on out for SEC but we did what my family thought was best for me."
Penn State has roughly two more spots available in the class-of-2014.