Penn State football recruit Isheem Young is in trouble with the law, and that’s bad news not just for his present circumstances, but it could impact his future in college football as well.
Philly.com is reporting that Young, a four-star 2018 defensive back from Imhotep Charter Institute, has been charged with the robbery of a Wawa convenience store in South Philadelphia. Specifically, Young, now 18 years old, was arraigned on counts of robbery, conspiracy, firearms violations and related offenses, per Robert Moran, Mike Owens, and EJ Smith:
Here are more details Philly.com provided about the alleged incident involving the football recruit and two others. Apparently, it was an inside job:
A police report alleged that Young, armed with a black revolver, robbed the Wawa at 1602 Christopher Columbus Blvd. on July 30 and took $13,600 in cash from the store’s safe.
Young committed to Penn State less than two weeks before the incident.
Police said that Young — who was 17 at the time of the crime — was aided by his brother, who was the manager of the Wawa, and by a getaway driver.
It’s crazy that Young literally had the whole world at his fingertips as a committed recruit to one of the top football schools in the nation — now that PSU has made its comeback under James Franklin — and he threw it all away to rob a convenience store for just over $13,000.
Not surprisingly, there was a video of the incident.
Ranked as a four-star recruit and as the No. 13 safety in his class, per 247Sports, schools like Alabama, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia, Stanford, Ohio State, Oklahoma and many others had offered Young. Now he’s going to have a hard time fighting off his bad reputation — and that’s not even mentioning any legal repercussions. Perhaps his one saving grace will be that he was 17 at the time of the alleged crime.
Not surprisingly, 247Sports no longer considers Young a part of Penn State’s recruiting class.