Isheem Young (photo by Brian Dohn)

No. 1 safety Isheem Young building stronger bonds at Penn State

Philadelphia Imhotep safety Isheem Young spent parts of Friday and Saturday at Penn State.

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Isheem Young, the No. 1 safety in the 2018 class, headed to Penn State to reaquaint himself with the program, and it turned out to be a very good and positive visit.

The Philadelphia Imhotep standout spent time with the coaching staff and players, including friend and fellow Philadelphia product Shareef Miller.

"I got a chance to sit down with my position coach, (safeties) coach (Tim) Banks and got the chance to talk and learn a little from him," the 5-foot-11, 196-pound Young said. "I got a chance to speak to coach (James) Franklin about what direction the program is going, and how I'm going to be able to fit in."

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Young wanted to get back to campus, where he visited multiple times already, to see how things were after the big season Penn State enjoyed. And, during THON weekend (Penn State's massive dance fundraiser for childhood cancer), Young saw a ton of energy. 

He arrived Friday and stayed over night, which enabled him to hang out and bond with players as well.

"The campus atmosphere is great," he said. "I still can feel the energy off of last year's team, and I got a chance to hang out with a few guys I have good relationship with, (like) K.J. Hamler and Shareef, and I had a chance to meet my guy, safety Marcus Allen."

Young made a trip to Maryland earlier this month and he plans on visiting Ohio State, Florida StateWest Virginia and Georgia in the coming months.


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