One of the more dramatic recruiting stories of the season for Penn State fans has come to a happy ending, as Harrisburg, PA LB Zayd Issah has faxed his letter of intent to Penn State. Issah is a 3 star OLB prospect out of the well known Central Dauphin program.
Zayd committed to PSU at the end of June following an unofficial visit to campus, but backed out in August, in part due to the NCAA sanctions. At the time, Issah indicated he wanted to take a step back, and make sure he was 100% sure of his decision. He was very clear that Penn State was still very much in the picture, despite backing out. Following an unofficial visit for the Ohio State game, and then an official trip to Happy Valley in early December with a number of prospects, Zayd recommitted to Penn State.
Issah is ranked as a 3-star player at 247, projected as an OLB/Athlete. Typically that “athlete” term ends up being applied to players that don’t seem to have a home, while Issah is a virtual lock to play at one of the outside linebacker spots. With that said, he could be the most athletic player in the class, something that could help him see the field either at linebacker, where plenty of playing time is up for grabs, or on special teams.
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