Penn State has received its eighth oral commitment for its recruiting Class of 2012 with the addition of J.J. Denman, a 6-foot-7, 305-pound offensive tackle from Pennsbury High School in Bucks County.
Denman is rated as a four-star prospect by recruiting services Scout.com and Rivals.com. Scout rates him No. 18 among offensive tackles in the nation.
Denman reportedly also was offered by Pittsburgh, Michigan, Northwestern, Wisconsin, Michigan State, Notre Dame and Miami (Fla.).
Of Penn State's first eight commitments for 2012, three are offensive linemen. Last week, the Nittany Lions heard from guard Brian Gaia, a 6-5, 285-pounder from Baltimore.