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Plenty of interest for 2013 ATH

2013 athlete Zayd Issah of Harrisburg (Pa.) Central Dauphin has already taken a few visits, attended the Nike Camp at Penn State and will continue his active recruiting process by attending several college camps this summer.
"Recruiting is going real well," said Issah, who is 6-foot-3 and 205-pounds. "There's actually been more schools than I expected who I've either received mail from or got in contact with."
Several regional schools have been leading the charge.
"The most interest right now is probably from Pitt, Rutgers and Virginia," said Issah. "I've also talked to Purdue, Northwestern, Syracuse and UConn."
Issah has already visited two of these schools, and was also able to showcase his talents at a local camp.
"I made it to Pitt's spring scrimmage and a Rutgers spring practice," said Issah. "The only camp I've been to was the Nike Camp at Penn State. That went real well. I learned a lot and I got to see some of the other top talent that's our there. I feel like I competed pretty well."
This summer Issah is hoping to make several appearances at camps.
"Definitely Pitt, Rutgers, Virginia and possibly UConn, Maryland and Ohio State for camps," said Issah.
Issah's size and versatility makes him and especially intriguing prospect. With this versatility there is also some question as to his future position.
"To be honest that hasn't really come up, but I've been introduced to a few running back coaches so hopefully I will be able to run the ball in college," said Issah. "At the moment running back would be my preference, but anything could happen and I might find out I'm better at a different spot on the field."
This coming fall, Issah will see time at running back, and either outside linebacker, safety or defensive end. He has been busy preparing for his heavy workload.
"Preparation has been going really well," said Issah. "My main goal with running track is to get faster and its proving to be a good decision. I usually don't hit the weights too hard till the summer so that I don't plateau. I want to focus on running low, breaking first tackles, my breakaway speed and also being more versatile, whether that means playing some defense or going out to wide receiver."
Finally, Issah mentioned that he grew up a fan of the Oregon Ducks, as he grew up in Portland, then moved to Minnesota, and finally to Pennsylvania.
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