Penn State has picked up its 13th verbal commitment for its 2014 football recruiting class.

Mike Gesicki, a 6-foot, 6-inch, 230-pound tight end from Southern Regional High School in Manahawkin, N.J., announced his decision on Thursday.

Gesicki also had offers from Florida State, Miami (Fla.), Ohio State and Wisconsin, among others. His final two choices were Penn State and Ohio State.

He's rated a three-star recruit - on a five-star scale - by both Rivals.com and Scout.com. He's a four-star recruit by 247Sports.com, which rated him as the top tight end in the nation.

Gesicki made his announcement on Twitter.

"I'm so blessed, thankful, and joyful to announce that I am committed to The Pennsylvania State University! # WEARE #Penn State," the Tweet said.

Gesicki attended Penn State's 43-40 four-overtime victory over Michigan on Saturday night at Beaver Stadium. That game was played before a Whiteout crowd of 108,000.

Gesicki is the first PSU commitment since July 1. Since that time, the Nittany Lions learned that the NCAA would ease the scholarship sanctions on the school in the wake of the Sandusky scandal.

Penn State's 2014 recruiting class is ranked No. 30 by Scout.com and No. 33 by Rivals.com.



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