Sunday, 09 December 2012 17:29
Penn State's biggest recruiting weekend of this offseason thus far was a successful one. The Nittany Lions received oral commitments from three 2013 prospects, according to the recruiting website Lions 24-7. Linebackers Zayd Issah and Jonathan Walton and cornerback Anthony Smith are the commits.
Issah, who is 6-3, 205 and attends Central Dauphin High School, originally committed to Penn State this summer but withdrew his commitment after the NCAA sanctions. Rivals rates him as a three-star recruit, and he had offers from Akron, Arizona State, Connecticut and Maryland among others.
Walton, from Bayside Academy in Alabama, is 6-2, 228 and is rated a two-star recruit by Rivals. He had offers from Arkansas State, Louisiana Tech and Troy among others.
Smith, from Valley Forge Military Academy in Wayne, Pa., is 6-1, 185. He gives Penn State its fourth defensive back commitment. The Nittany Lions now have three linebackers in the class.
Overall, Penn State has 16 players committed for the class of 2013. The NCAA has restricted Penn State to 15 new scholarships per year, meaning some of the players will have to enroll early so they would not count against the 15 scholarship total for this class.