Sources: PSU parts ways with commit

Sources that cover Penn State football are reporting that the Nittany Lions have lost a commitment from their 2018 recruiting class as a result of an off-the-field incident.

Four-star safety Isheem Young from Imhotep Charter in Philadelphia was arrested on Friday in connection with the robbery of a convenience store in July. Young was arraigned on counts of robber, firearms violations, conspiracy and other charges and had bail set at $150,000, according to an article in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Young originally committed to Penn State in July. He is the second prospect with whom the Lions have cut ties over an off-field matter that required police intervention — New Jersey defensive lineman Dorian Hardy had his scholarship offer pulled after a fight at Paramus Catholic.

The Lions’ 2018 class currently includes 21 recruits. Penn State is involved with several of the top defensive line prospects in the country, as well as Maryland offensive tackle Rasheed Walker and Arizona receiver Solomon Enis. However, it is understood the Lions would like to add another safety in this class; they were heavily involved with Aliquippa’s Kwantel Raines, who recently gave a verbal commitment to West Virginia.