Signed: Isaiah Humphries Brings a Familiar Name and Big-time Talent to State College

By Adriana Lacy on December 20, 2017 at 11:05 am
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Welcome to early signing period for the 2018 recruiting class here at Roar Lions Roar. Make sure to check out all of our other coverage today and in the coming days, and make sure to check out each profile of the newest Nittany Lions as they sign their letters of intent. (All photos you see below are courtesy of 247Sports)


Three-star safety Isaiah Humphries joins Trent Gordon in the Texas contingent in the 2018 class. The legacy commit earned more than two dozen scholarship offers before choosing the Nittany Lions, and will now bring his versatility as a defensive back to Happy Valley.

Isaiah Humphries
Position: Safety
Height/Weight: 5'11/191
High School: Sachse (TX)
247Composite Rank: ★★★(0.8776)
Positional Rank: No. 502 Overall, No. 36 Safety, No. 67 in Texas
Commitment Date: December 31, 2016

247Sports Scouting Report

Isaiah Humphries is an instinctive safety prospect who can always be found near the ball. Possesses the coverage awareness and savvy to break on passes to create big plays. Sound tackler who also regularly provides the big hit. Ballhawk who was responsible for several turnovers as only a sophomore. When you watch him it's obvious he has an intangible feel for the game. Physical player who's unafraid to crash downhill vs. the run or step in the box pre-snap to set up an edge blitz. Good closing speed in the open field. There don't seem to be many holes in his game, though he's a bit undersized compared to the prototypical safety. He's not small, by any means, but a tad on the shorter end of the safety spectrum. Overall a versatile and talented player who could potentially play either traditional safety spot. Humphries will be a high-major recruit. -- Gabe Brooks

RLR's Take

Humphries has a connection to the Nittany Lions as his father, Leonard, played for the team in the early 90s. Humphries can play either corner or safety and is a physical player who can read the ball well. He has great instincts, speed and his tackling is very strong. Where he ends up in the secondary is yet to be seen, but he has the ability to play both spots, so he gives Tim Banks and Terry Smith a nice chess piece to work with over the next four/five years.

Moving Forward

Yellow light.

Humphries has the potential to make a difference early on, but with other names on the depth chart at safety, he'll still have to fight for playing time. His speed and knowledge combine to make for an extremely talented player and can provide depth to the safety position. Still, he'll have to prove that he's worthy of stealing away time from more experienced players. Luckily for him, he's enrolling early. So we'll hear plenty about his quest to playing time this spring and fall.

Highlights

2018 Safety Scholarship Chart
Seniors
Juniors
Sophomore
Freshmen
2019 Commits
Nick Scott*
Ayron Monroe*
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Jonathan Sutherland*
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John Petrishen*
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Isaiah Humphries
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Garrett Taylor*
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* denotes redshirt season taken

Welcome to Penn State, Isaiah.

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