Penn State football commit Isheem Young — a four-star defensive back out of Imhotep in Philadelphia — was arraigned Friday night in connection with a Wawa robbery in July.
He’s facing charges of robbery, conspiracy, firearms violations and related offenses, according to a report by philly.com. Bail was set at $150,000.
According to a police report, Young was allegedly armed with a black revolver and then robbed a Wawa in South Philadelphia on July 30. Per the report, he took $13,600 in cash from the store’s safe.
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He was allegedly helped by two accomplices — one of whom was his brother, the manager of the Wawa. Young was 17 at the time of the robbery.
NCAA rules do not allow colleges to comment on potential recruits or commits. It’s unknown when Penn State became aware of the charges.
Young remains Imhotep’s top rushing leader this season with 783 yards and 17 touchdowns. He also has three interceptions on defense. He played as recently as Nov. 24, during a 41-0 win over Valley View in the PIAA tournament.
Without Young on Friday night, in the Class 4A semifinals, Imhotep defeated Bethlehem Catholic 34-14. It will play Cathedral Prep at 7 p.m. Thursday in the championship.