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Oh, Hello: Four-Star 2018 DB Isaiah Humphries Commits To Penn State

A Penn State legacy and Texas defensive back makes the call for the Nittany Lions.

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Ladies and gentlemen, Isaiah Humphries!


Hometown/High School: Sachse, TX/Sachse H.S.

Height/Weight: 5-foot-11, 180 pounds

Recruited By: Terry Smith

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Rankings: Four-star on 247Sports, ESPN, and Scout; Three-star on Rivals

Offers: Penn State, Cal, Colorado, Duke, Houston, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa State, Mississippi State, Northwestern, Oklahoma, SMU, UTSA, Utah, and Vanderbilt


The Tale

Isaiah Humphries landed an offer from the Nittany Lions last February, but his Penn State story starts much before then, as Isaiah’s father — Leonard Humphries — was a three-year starter at safety for Penn State during the early 90’s. The elder Humphries then went onto an eight-year career in the NFL and CFL, before settling down in Texas.

Despite not making it to State College for any games this fall, Isaiah still decided to follow in his father’s footsteps as he made the call for the Nittany Lions. The younger Humphries joins an uber-talented 2018 class, one that is ranked as the best in the nation, according to 247Sports. The No. 30 ranked prospect in Texas, Humphries becomes the seventh member of the class and is the first safety in the class.


Well, 2018 is off to a good start. That’s now six four-stars and one five-star in the class, and the Nittany Lions are just getting started. Now with Humphries locked in at safety, expect Penn State to continue to zero in on Pennsylvania’s top two safeties — Isheem Young (Philadelphia, PA/Imhotep) and Kwantel Raines (Aliquippa, PA) — two players the Nittany Lions are true contenders for.

We’ve talked about this before, but the 2018 class has a chance to be one of the very best in the country. Even with James Franklin and company only having room for about 20 prospects or so, it should be a consensus Top 10 class if all goes right. Exciting times ahead on the ‘crootin trail, folks.

Welcome to Happy Valley, Isaiah!