Update: Penn State has parted ways with Isheem Young, according to Lions247.
Penn State commit Isheem Young was arrested and charged with armed robbery on Friday, per Philly.com. The crime took place in July when Young — along with his brother and another accomplice — robbed $13,600 from the Wawa that Isheem Young’s brother worked at.
The writing is on the wall, but Young is almost assuredly not going to be a part of Penn State’s 2018 class. This is a tough pill for the Nittany Lions to swallow because Young was a big-time safety prospect that probably would have found his way onto the field next season. Unfortunately, a really stupid decision is not only going to cost him the chance to play at Penn State, but very well could end his football career all together.
Moving forward for the Nittany Lions, this obviously gives them a little more breathing room as they round out the class. At one point, it seemed extremely unlikely that they’d be able to fit all four of Micah Parsons, Jayson Oweh, Tyreke Smith, and Rasheed Walker, but that very well could be the case now.
Outside of those four — who appear to have full-go green lights — this could be a game-changer for WR Solomon Enis and perhaps DB/LB Kwantel Raines, who is currently a West Virginia commit. Also, keep an eye on names like CB JaKorey Hawkins (Ole Miss), CB Anthony Lytton (Florida State), Houston Griffith (Florida State), and ATH Iverson Clement (Florida). All four prospects are committed to schools with coaching changes, or in Ole Miss’ case, NCAA sanctions.