Report: Penn State football recruit facing felony charges

From CDT staff reportsMarch 28, 2013 

A big piece of Penn State's 2013 football recruiting class is facing multiple felony charges.

Central Dauphin linebacker prospect Zayd Issah was arrested after he allegedly tried to use counterfeit money at a McDonald’s restaurant, according to

Issah was charged on March 10 with two counts of forgery and two counts of conspiracy to commit forgery and four misdemeanor charges of theft by deception, the website reported Thursday.

Penn State has not commented on Issah’s situation.

The 18-year-old linebacker is not yet enrolled at Penn State and is expected to join the team this summer.

Issah, a 6-foot-3, 215-pound prospect, is expected to add depth to a position group coach Bill O'Brien expressed concerns about earlier this month. Issah originally committed to Penn State last summer before de-comitting in the wake of NCAA sanctions.

He then recommitted to the Nittany Lions, and joined Brandon Bell as the only linebacker recruits in the most recent class.

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