Darnell Foreman waited all basketball season to hear from a college coach such as Jerome Allen of the University of Pennsylvania.
He finally did, a few hours after leading Pitman to the Group 1 state championship on March 9.
"They came in late, and they came in fast," Foreman said of Penn's efforts to recruit him.
Foreman, a 6-foot-1 senior guard, on Wednesday committed to Penn.
"It's a great fit," Foreman said. "The Palestra has a lot of history there, and it's a great place to play."
Foreman, a top student, said he plans to major in communications. He said the opportunity to earn an Ivy League education was a "big factor" in his decision.