James is the fourth player to give a verbal to Penn State in the 2012 class.
On Saturday, McKeesport (Pa.) South Allegheny tight end Jesse James picked up a scholarship from the Nittany Lions and he told Lions247.com that he would likely make a decision in the near future.
It took just one day for the 6-foot-7, 250-pound James to become a Nittany Lion, as he committed to Tom Bradley on Monday morning.
The story was reported first by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and James confirmed via text message.
As a junior in 2010, James caught 34 passes for 463 yards as a tight end and on the defensive side of the ball he added 55 tackles, 18 of which were behind the line of scrimmage. He was a second team all-state selection as an offensive lineman.
Lions247.com will have more on the story later today.