McDonogh four-star defensive tackle D’Von Ellies announced his commitment to Penn State during the Polynesian Bowl, a high school football all-star game in Hawaii, on Saturday night. The 6-foot-2, 280 pound senior picked Penn State over Southern California, Ohio State, Maryland and others, joining former McDonogh standout P.J. Mustipher in State College, Pa. “I’m excited,” Ellies said during the CBS Sports Network broadcast. “I’m going to play as hard as I can and work with my teammates to be the best team in college football.” Ellies, a first-team Baltimore Sun All-Metro selection in 2018, had 17 sacks, 72 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and blocked an extra-point attempt during his senior season with the Eagles. He took three official recruiting visits — one to Penn State (Nov. 10), one to Ohio State (Nov. 24), and one to USC (Nov. 30).