Bill O'Brien and his staff picked up their first commitment for the class of 2014 -- and he's from an area the Nittany Lions have recruited from heavily in the past.
Running back Mark Allen from DeMatha (Md.) verball committed to Penn State, several recruiting sites reported.
The 5-foot-8, 185-pound speedy back is not rated by Scout or Rivals. He attended a Penn State camp last summer.