June 29, 2012 at 12:26 PM
It’s been a good week for Bill O’Brien’s 2013 recruiting class.
Zayd Issah, listed as a three-star athlete by Rivals.com, verbally committed to Penn State on Friday morning, giving O’Brien his third pledge of the week.
“I’m just excited about what they got going on up there,” said Issah, who hails from Harrisburg. “The coaching staff, the defensive coaching staff especially, SEC guys, and guys from all over the place. From what I’ve seen, and everything they’ve shown me and my family, we feel like the program is headed in the right direction. I feel like it’s the best place for me to be.”
The 6-foot-3, 205-pound Issah joins four-star offensive lineman Dorian Johnson (Belle Vernon) and three-star linebacker Zach Bradshaw (Damascus, Md.) as other recruits who have committed to the Nittany Lions in the last seven days.
Issah, who was recruited mainly by defensive line coach Larry Johnson, also had offers from Iowa, Arizona State, and Virginia among others, and chose Penn State in part because he was able to play close to home.
Though Issah plays on both sides of the ball at Central Dauphin, he said he plans on playing outside linebacker once he gets to Penn State.
Penn State’s 2013 recruiting class is now 14 players deep, each of them having at least three stars according to Rivals.
Check The Daily Collegian's Monday edition for more on Issah's commitment.