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Former Penn State commit Isheem Young says he’s set for West Virginia official visit

Isheem Young is planning to visit West Virginia this weekend, he said on social media Thursday.

Young, a one-time Penn State football verbal commitment who was regarded as one of the nation’s top defensive backs, was arrested and charged last December in connection with the robbery of a South Philly Wawa. Police said he robbed the convenience store of more than $13,000 and also was carrying a gun in July 2017.

Even though Young was 17 years old at the time, he was initially charged as an adult. But the case eventually moved to juvenile court in May 2018, at which time documents related to the case became sealed.

He eventually agreed to plead guilty on three counts, including robbery, conspiracy and possession of an instrument of crime. Young also agreed to be adjudicated delinquent and to be committed to a juvenile facility.

Young’s lawyer, Richard F. Klineburger III, could not be reached for comment. Young’s status was not clear as of Thursday afternoon.

In May, Klineburger said the guilty plea agreement offered Young the opportunity to “still apply to college with the idea of playing sports in college and possibly still play on a professional level.”

Young was long committed to play for the Penn State football program and was regarded as one of the top safeties in the nation before his arrest last December. At that point, the Nittany Lions dropped him from their commitment list.

He returned to the field for an all-star game in Pittsburgh earlier this year, but the West Virginia official visit is his first known recruiting trip since he and the Lions parted ways.

The Philadelphia district attorney’s office said that Young’s case was handled in the same manner as other cases with similar circumstances.

PennLive’s Daniel Gallen contributed to this report.

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