The 6-foot-5, 300-pounder was also considering offers from Michigan and Michigan State.
I talked to Coach [Ron] Vanderlinden and Coach [Joe] Paterno at 7:30 tonight and they were excited," Pannell said.
A three-star Scout.com prospect, Pannell hails from Wylie E. Groves High in Beverly Hills, Mich.
Stayed tuned to FightOnState.com for more as this story develop.
Pannell is the sixth prospect to announce for Penn State's Class of 2008. He is the second offensive lineman in the group, joining Pennsylvania standout Matt Stankiewitch
In the meantime, check the links before for the latest from preseason practice.
Fight On State is closest you can get inside preseason practice without strapping on a helmet.
Here is our report rundown so far from preseason practice:
Nittany Notes: Kickers and More
In Focus: Connor
In Focus: Scott
Nittany Notes: Drill 6 WR Report
In Focus: Williams
Nittany Notes: Power Line (OL)
Follow Up OL Player Notes
Nittany Notes: Position Battles
Nittany Notes: Opening Day Notes
Preseason Kickoff (Schedule, Plan)
Stay tuned to FOS for continuing exclusive reports on PSU's preseason practices.