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

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 and a 3-star recruit by and

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. … ┬ÉHe 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 …

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