Max Issaka Makes Second Pitt Commit This Week

Pitt picked up another commit today - DE Max Issaka from...of course, New Jersey.

Issaka picked the Panthers over Michigan State, UCONN, North Carolina, and several others.  He was another find of the wildly popular Jeff Hafley.  Rivals and Scout both rate him as a three-star prospect.  Rivals also puts him as the 13th best recruit in New Jersey.

This ESPN Rise feature seems to indicate that Penn State had offered, but I haven't seen that anywhere else today, so it appears to either have been incorrect or Penn State pulled the offer:
Max Issaka came out to the camp while recovering from a partial torn meniscus and still dominated every phase. Has great speed and a quick first step, but still needs to develop a counter move rather than just relying on his speed. Rutgers, Pitt, Maryland and Penn State lead, but the Nittany Lions have offered.
Issaka was Pitt's second DL verbal this week. ESPN has some video.  Last season as a junior, he had 58 tackles and six sacks.  That's not all, his MaxPreps page (previous link) also shows he was a punter/kicker as well.


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