PSU lands big-time DE end recruit Isaac
Position: Defensive end
Recruiting class (size): 2019 (17 players)
Stars: 4 (247); 4 (Rivals)
Other top offers: Alabama, Auburn, Miami, Texas A&M, Florida, Florida State, Michigan, Michigan State, Pitt, Wisconsin
Notable: Rated the No. 1 recruit out of New York and No. 79 in the nation by 247Sports. Check out the impressive list of schools that offered him for an indication of just how highly regarded he is as a prospect. Miami was his other finalist.
Scouting report: This is an outstanding get for Penn State, a player with tremendous potential at a key position. He’s the third-highest rated recruit for the class of 2019, behind only LB Brandon Smith (No. 25) and offensive lineman Caeden Wallace (No. 71). He had 22 sacks this past season. He’s just 220 pounds now but is expected to be able to add good weight.
Quotable: “I just felt like it was the best place for me and my family. I was extremely comfortable every time I went out to campus, and it just hit all the right spots from academics to football. It’s perfect. … I feel like my relationship with the coaching staff is extremely strong because we’ve been building that relationship for a long time now. They are genuine people, and I feel like they would take care of me. My position coach at Penn State has coached my high school coach, so I trust them.” — from his signing announcement.
— Cory Giger