Washington (D.C.) H.D. Woodson cornerback Jordan Smith announced his decision on Saturday night. The 6-foot-0, 180-pounder has elected to go to his dream school.
"I committed to Penn State University," he said. "I committed on July 24th. I just wasn't able to release anything until now and I finally decided to release it."
Regarding the pick, Smith is accomplishing a lifelong dream with his decision.
"Pretty much, this is a blessing from God," he said. "God has given me the opportunity to play at my dream school.
"It's just something I've grown up on when I was playing in the backyard. I envisioned myself at Penn State and it's an opportunity I want to take full advantage of."
Smith went deeper on what he likes about the Nittany Lions.
"I like the idea of Penn State, the education, a degree from there speaks volumes in the job market," he said. "The coaching staff is outstanding and Penn State is my dream school.
"I like the staff. The experience all the coaches have, they teach all the players and I like the relationship I have with the coaches, it's strong. The staff is great.
"I'm particularly close to Coach Johnson. I have a great relationship with him and Coach Butler. On top of that, I just like the social environment which is great, it's close enough for my family to reach me."
Penn State won't likely go to a bowl over the course of much to all of Smith's career. He briefly touched on that.
"I can't speak of the sanctions at Penn State, but it's a place I want to be."
Smith confirmed he intends to enroll in January for the Nittany Lions.