Central Dauphin three star linebacker/athlete Zayd Issah will be in Happy Valley today to meet with the coaching staff and take in a practice. Zayd undoubtedly has some questions for the coaches following the sanctions that were laid on Penn State a couple weeks ago. Compounding Zayd’s uncertainty is the fact that he was recently offered a scholarship by the Oregon Ducks, who he was very high on before committing to Penn State. He also holds offers from Iowa, Pitt, Maryland, NC State and others.
Coincidentally, fellow Penn State commit Adam Breneman will be in State College for a routine doctors appointment regarding his recent knee surgery. Conveniently for those involved, Adam will see his doctor in the morning, allowing him time to take in the practice with his fellow classmate. Adam played a part in the recruitment of Issah, originally, while spending the day with him at the Big 33 Game in Hershey, PA. Adam was also in State College two Saturdays ago with Christian Hackenberg, Brendan Mahon, Garrett Sickels and Andrew Nelson, all of whom remain committed to Penn State.
It’s my opinion that Zayd Issah is one of the most underrated recruits in the state of Pennsylvania. He not only totaled over 100 tackles in his first season playing defense, he also gained over 2,000 yards and scored 31 touchdowns last season for Central Dauphin, on their way to a AAAA State Championship. I think he could play a variety of positions at the next level, but with the proper coaching, he could become a prototypical outside linebacker.
Hanging onto Zayd Issah would be a nice statement for the Penn State coaching staff in the state of Pennsylvania. Three other in-state commits (Mahon, Cothran, Breneman) have re-affirmed their commitments to Bill O’Brien. Only Philadelphia’s Will Fuller has changed his mind about his commitment.
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