N.J. defensive back Hartsfield picks Penn State

Penn State head coach James Franklin. (Joe Hermitt/AP/PennLive.com)

Penn State went into Rutgers territory to grab its 16th commitment of the Class of 2015 as defensive back Myles Hartsfield made an oral pledge on Sunday morning to the Nittany Lions.

The 5-foot-10, 180-pounder narrowed his college choices last week to Rutgers and Penn State. He attends Central Jersey's Sayreville High School, which is less than 10 miles from Rutgers' campus.

Hartsfield also had offers from Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Temple, West Virginia, and others. Rivals.com ranks him as a three-star recruit and the No. 10 prospect from the Class of 2015 in New Jersey. He racked up 44 tackles and four interceptions last season. As a running back, he rushed for 1,586 yards and 24 touchdowns in his junior season.

Along with football, Hartsfield plays basketball and runs track at Sayreville. He won the triple jump Wednesday at the New Jersey Meet of Champions with a distance of 49 feet, 113/4 inches.