Penn State recruiting: Nittany Lions snag former Pitt guard John Johnson, according to report

Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE

Pat Chambers brings in a sophomore to Penn State's backcourt.

It didn't take former Pitt guard John Johnson long to find a new home. The sophomore, who left the Panthers last month, has committed to transfer to Penn State, according to Alex Kline of Rivals.com.

Johnson averaged 4.2 points per game as a true freshman at Pitt last season and reportedly left the team this year because of a lack of playing time. The backcourt that Johnson will join in Happy Valley figures to be pretty loaded with veteran talent in 2013-2014, though.

Point guard Tim Frazier, if granted a medical redshirt after rupturing his Achilles last month, will return to man the point for the Lions and should be joined by two current starters, D.J. Newbill and Jermaine Marshall.

Johnson, a Philadelphia native, is a natural point guard and was rated a three-star prospect out of Life Center Academy in New Jersey in 2011. At the time of his commitment to Pitt, he had scholarship offers from programs including Georgia Tech, Notre Dame, Villanova, Virginia Tech and an Ed DeChellis-led Penn State.

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