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Reports: Issah recommits to Penn State

Two others pick Nittany Lions on big recruiting weekend

December 9, 2012
By Philip Cmor ( , The Altoona Mirror

Reigning Pennsylvania Class AAAA co-Player of the Year Zayd Issah, the linebacker from Central Dauphin, has recommitted to Penn State after taking an official visit this weekend, confirmed today.

Issah had reopened his recruitment after the NCAA placed sanctions on the Nittany Lions after Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal and the release of the Freeh Report. For a time, it appeared he would land at Oregon; Issah is originally from Portland and got a scholarship offer from his childhood-favorite Ducks around the time he decommitted from Penn State.

In addition, Valley Forge Military Academy defensive back Anthony Smith has told the Mirror that he committed to the Lions while on a visit this weekend, and various Internet recruiting and social media sites have reported that Alabama linebacker Jonathan Walton also made a pledge to Penn State. A post-graduate player from New Jersey, Smith will be enrolling in January and will not count against the NCAA-imposed 15-scholarship limit for the Lions in 2013.

Penn State now has 16 recruits this season, four of whom will be early enrollees.

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