Penn State kept up its run at linebacker on Friday with a third commitment, this one from Harrisburg (Pa.) Central Dauphin athlete Zayd Issah. The three-star prospect was offered by the Nittany Lions back in February.
"I just committed," Issah said on Friday. "They're excited and I'm excited too. I can't wait to get started and play for the staff up there. Now it gives me time to focus on this senior season and focus on next year."
The 6-foot-2, 209-pound Issah chose the Nittany Lions over scholarship offers from Arizona State, Connecticut, Iowa, Maryland, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Virginia and others.
He talked about what did it for the Nittany Lions.
"Just the way that the program is headed, the direction," he said. "Also the coaching staff, I'm real excited to get up there and learn from them and be the best player that I can possibly be."
Issah is rated as a three-star prospect by 247Sports. He is the No. 14 prospect in Pennsylvania and the No. 39 outside linebacker nationally.
He was the Pennsylvania Class AAAA co-Player of the Year in 2011 after starring on both sides of the ball at Central Dauphin. He led the Rams to a state title after racking up 123 tackles and 14 sacks on the defensive side of the ball.
Also a standout running back, Issah has broken the 1,000-yard plateau in each of the last two seasons and scored 31 touchdowns as a junior.