Zayd Issah

Zayd Issah from Central Dauphin High School in Harrisburg, Pa., is a member of Penn State’s 2013 recruiting class

ZAYD ISSAH
Linebacker

Rivals.com

Home town: Harrisburg, Pa.
High school: Central Dauphin
Listed as: 6-foot-4, 210 pounds
Commitment date: June 29, 2012 (Reopened his search, then recommitted 12/9/12)
Rated as: He is considered to be a 4-star recruit by Scout.com and a 3-star recruit by Rivals.com and 247Sports.com.

Of note: He reportedly had about 15 offers, including those from Maryland, Arizona State, Pitt, Virginia, Purdue, Boston College, UConn, Iowa, North Carolina State, Rutgers and Temple. ... Issah was born in Portland, Ore., and the Oregon Ducks were his childhood favorite but didn't offer him a scholarship. ... He rushed for 1,345 yards, caught 29 passes for 672 yards and scored 32 touchdowns in 2011. As a sophomore, Issah amassed 1,653 yards rushing, including 251 in his varsity debut.

In his words: "They want me to play linebacker there, and it is 'Linebacker U.' Also, I have a sense of the direction the program is going in. Coach (Bill) O'Brien told me to expect Penn State to keep the tradition everyone loves -- great defense, good academics, being accountable, doing things the right way -- while bringing the program into the 21st Century."

"I like hitting. I like contact. (2011) was my first year playing defense. By the end of the year, it started to slow down for me and just feel natural."

Twitter comments from a fellow recruit ...

Some of Zayd's highlights on the field for Central Dauphin ...

Earlier posts ...
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