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Published: April 17, 2012
The East coast has more recently become a source of recruiting for the Ducks. Oregon currently has four East coast players on their squad, all which are sophomores or freshmen. There’s no reason to let up on pursuing east coast talent, and one player to keep an eye on is Zayd Issah, a 6’4″ 210lbs athlete out of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He has had a very successful career so far and the offers are starting to pour in.
“As a junior, Issah helped lead Central Dauphin to a PIAA Class AAAA Championship as one of the top two-way players in the state. On offense, he carried the ball 235 times for 1,345 yards and 21 TDs. He caught 29 passes for 672 yards and 10 TDs. On defense, He recorded 123 tackles, 14 sacks, one interception, four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. He was named the Co-Player of the Year in Class AAAA.” – Scout.com
Issah currently has offers from Penn State, Uconn, Iowa, Rutgers, Virginia, Maryland, and Boston College. Mostly East coast offers, however Issah did mention to us that he has gathered some interest from some Pac-12 schools. ”So far Ive gotten a few letters from USC and Stanford,” said Issah, “but Ive known Coach Norvell from Arizona State since he was at Pittsburgh and he said they have a lot of interest in me.” Although Oregon hasn’t contacted Issah yet, he is making the efforts to get on the Ducks radar.
“Oregon has actually always been my favorite team since I was younger. One of biggest things I’ve learned about Oregon is the high tempo that everything in their program revolves around. I haven’t heard from any Oregon coaches, but I’ve gotten my film to them so hopefully I hear from them soon.”
It’s not often to see an east coast athlete so interested and knowledgeable about the Ducks. With Issah being born in Portland, Oregon and his mother in Oakland, California, he’s grown up rooting for the Ducks. Distance should not be an issue when it comes to deciding for Issah.
Issah has no rush in deciding soon. He wants to take all his official visits and finish his senior year before coming to a decision. He is planning to visit Penn State, Maryland, Virginia, and possibly Miami this summer. In June, Issah will be coming to Oregon for the Nike Football Training Camp (NFTC), where he hopes to talk to Oregon coaches and visit the campus.
Ducks Attack will update you over the Summer regarding Issah’s recruitment. We’d like to also thank him for talking recruiting with us. To discuss this article and others, please visit our forum HERE.