Isheem Young, a four-star safety from Imhotep Charter in Philadelphia who long has been one of the most-coveted recruits on Penn State’s radar, made a big splash this afternoon by announcing he has verbally committed to Penn State.


(See what I did there? Big splash!)

The Lions have been on quite a recruiting role lately, landing Tampa defensive lineman Judge Culpepper, Connecticut quarterback Wil Levis, Harrisburg receiver Shaquon Anderson-Butts, Iowa kicker Jake Pinegar, Maryland receiver Daniel George and now, arguably, their biggest get in Young since last Friday.

Young is ranked by and 247sports as the No. 5 prospect in Pennsylvania, and it’s probably fair to say he was the top safety wish on Penn State’s list. The staff has added four solid defensive back prospects in this class so far, with Texas’ Isaiah Humphries likely joining Young at safety.

Penn State’s class is ranked No. 3 in the nation currently by Rivals.