One-time Army football commit pledges to Penn State

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Penn State landed a commitment for 2017 forward John Harrar on Sunday night. But this wasn’t the first time he had given his pledge to a school.

Back in January, Harrar committed to West Point as a tight end who held offers from Temple, New Mexico and UMass, according to Rivals.

However, Penn State offered his a scholarship to play basketball last month. The coaching staff was also on hand for several of his games with the Philly Pride of the Under Armour Association during the April live recruiting evaluation periods.

“I visited April 19,” Harrar told Scout. “I fell in love with the campus. I felt really comfortable hanging out with the coaches and meeting the other players. Plus, being from Pennsylvania, everyone should want to go to Penn State. Great school with great academics.”

Harrar, a 6-foot-9 center, averaged 8.2 points and 4.6 rebounds per game for the Philly Pride, which ended the first two weekends in the UAA with a 6-2 record. Harrar registered one double-double in April.

He joins power forward Trent Buttrick and shooting guard Jamari Wheeler, a pair of three-star recruits, in Penn State’s incoming class.