Wilkerson didn't plan on making a decision this weekend.
Penn State picked up a big commitment out of its junior day as Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha tight end Brent Wilkerson left a Nittany Lion.
"I just loved everything about Penn State - the coaches, the education I'll get when I'll go there, the football program, the facilities, the school - I just loved everything," he said.
Wilkerson wasn't planning on making a decision coming into he weekend.
"I knew that they were in my top five, but I wasn't planning on committing when I came," he said. "Probably talking to coach Bill Kenney when we had our lunch probably pushed me over the edge."
The Nittany Lions have been talking to Wilkerson about playing tight end, and have stood by that despite several schools pursuing him as a defensive end.
"They said that I'd be playing tight end there, but there's a chance that I would be playing defensive end," he said. "They have one tight end on scholarship right now, so they're in need of tight ends and the opportunity for me to play early is very significant. If I work hard and come in I can play early. There's a chance I can still play defensive end but most likely I'll be a tight end."
Wilkerson visited with Future247 teammate Mike Moore.