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4-Star Penn State Commit Isheem Young Arrested For Armed Robbery

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STATE COLLEGE, PA - SEPTEMBER 17: Joe Paterno is seen on the scoreboard during a time out against the Temple Owls during the game on September 17, 2016 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

A big-time Penn State commit is in serious trouble after being charged with armed robbery stemming from a July incident.

Isheem Young, a four-star defensive back out of Philadelphia, committed to Penn State on July 18.

Less than two weeks later, he allegedly robbed a Wawa convenience store for $13,600 in cash, while carrying a gun.

From The Philadelphia Inquirer:

A court official said the 18-year-old was arraigned late Friday night on counts of robbery, conspiracy, firearms violations and related offenses. Bail was set at $150,000, and it was not immediately clear whether he made bail.


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.

Young, a standout senior running back and defensive back for Imhotep, had been expected to play in the Panthers’Class 4A state semifinal victory over Bethlehem Catholic Friday night. Last weekend, he scored two touchdowns, one on a 63-yard run, in a Panthers’ victory in the state quarterfinals.

Police have released video that shows part of the robbery:

According to the report, it is unclear if Penn State is aware of the incident yet, but 247Sports has removed Young from Penn State's commitment list. Young missed Imhotep Institute's state playoff game on Friday, a 34-14 win over Bethlehem Catholic.

[The Philadelphia Inquirer]