ORLANDO -- The protracted recruitment of Jayson Oweh actually ended two weeks ago when he signed his binding national letter of intent, but it was not until moments ago he divulged he is bound to Penn State.

The No. 5 strong side defensive end in the industry-generated 247Sports Composite announced his decision following the third quarter of the Under Armour All-America Game. The Blairstown (N.J.) Blair Academy standout chose the Nittany Lions over Ohio State.

"I felt the most comfortable at Penn State," Oweh said. "They had 10-win seasons the past two years and I am just ready to be a part of that."

Oweh is the second highly rated defensive end prospect to sign with the Nittany Lions in the 2018 class. Micah Parsons, the No. 1 weak side defensive end, inked with Penn State on Dec. 20.

"I feel like me and Micah can do a lot of damage," Oweh said. "It is one of the best decisions I made. Being closer to home, that was also a big part. They can be there at every (home) game. That was a big part of the decision. They were really happy about that."

Defensive line coach Sean Spencer and Oweh established a strong relationship through the process, and that was key.

A one-time basketball prospect, Oweh moved to the gridiron less than two years. He remains raw, and he is looking forward to working with Spencer.

"I know he can make me better and develop me," Oweh said. "People talk a lot about (Ohio State defensive line) coach (Larry) Johnson, and he is a great coach, but so is coach Spencer. He connects with his players."

The fact Oweh is so raw was not lost on him, nor on how that is a trend with some of the elite pass rushers in the class, and at the Under Armour game. Alabama signee Eyabi Anoma and Ohio State commit Tyreke Smith are both in their second seasons of football after transitioning from basketball.

"I've developed my body more," Oweh said. "Before, I was just going on athleticism. Basketball is different. You can be athletic, but you need to have some type of skill. Football, you can be really athletic -- you see Eyabi, Tyreke, me -- and still perform. I'm just taking time to work on my craft, work on my hands, work on my strength and things like that."