Penn State edged out in-state rival Pitt, as well as 14 other programs, for the pledge of 3-star in-state tight end Khalil Dinkins. The 2021 tight end made his commitment decision on Wednesday.

Dinkins, who is ranked as one of the top 25 players out of the state of Pennsylvania, gave his verbal pledge to James Franklin and the Nittany Lions on Wednesday. He becomes the 14th player in the 2021 recruiting cycle to commit to the program.

Per 247Sports, Dinkins is a 6-foot-3, 220-pound tight end out of Wexford, Penn. He’s ranked as the No. 45 TE in the 2021 class and the No. 22 prospect out of the state of Pennsylvania. He received 16 offers on the recruiting front.

Penn State beat Pitt, Boston College and several others for Dinkins’ pledge. He received other Power 5 offers from Michigan, Michigan State, Syracuse, Kentucky, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Virginia and Virginia Tech.

Dinkins is the son of former Pitt tight end Darnell Dinkins, who went on to have an eight-year career in the NFL.

With Dinkins’ commitment, Penn State jumps to No. 31 in the 2021 national recruiting rankings. In the B1G, the Nittany Lions sit in the No. 8 spot.