Fresh off the heels of Zach Bradshaw’s commitment on Wednesday, Bill O’Brien has added another linebacker to the 2013 recruiting class. This one is a bit closer to State College.
6-3 205 lb. outside linebacker Zayd Issah, from Harrisburg, Pa and Central Dauphin High School verbally committed to Penn State this morning in news first reported by Blue-White Illustrated.
Issah is the fourteenth commit for next year’s class and will join Bradshaw and Brandon Bell as the three linebackers so far. Rated a three star prospect by 247 Sports and Rivals and a four star recruit by Scout, Issah had 15 total scholarship offers including Iowa, Boston College, N.C. State, Pittsburgh, Arizona State, Rutgers, Temple, and Virginia. 247 has him pegged as the 14th best prospect in the state while Rivals has him 30th. A versatile athlete, Issah projects as a linebacker at the collegiate level but has been successful playing on both sides of the ball in high school.
It was not too long ago that several Penn State fans began to worry that early recruiting momentum was coming to a halt with no commitments in over a month. That sentiment is a thing of the past after six commits over the past three weeks.
Five star recruit Adam Breneman played against Issah in a game last November that saw both future Nittany Lions put up nice statistics. Breneman took to Twitter to welcome Issah to Penn State upon receiving the news this morning.