Western Kentucky adds last minute commitments

Posted Feb 4, 2013

The Toppers' added two verbal commitments less than 48 hours before Signing Day.

College football coaches have reputations for putting in long hours and weekends on the recruiting trail.

But not many are recruiting as hard up to the 'last minute' as Western Kentucky's staff.

The Toppers' added another pair of commitments on Monday in Henry County (Ga.) HS defensive tackle D'von Isaac, and Boyd Anderson (Fla.) HS linebacker Derrell Young.

Isaac, who flipped his commitment to WKU from UAB, also held offers from Florida International, Marshall, Memphis and Fresno State, among others.

He decided to change his commitment after visiting the Toppers' campus over the Feb. 1 weekend.

"I got to spend some time with a former teammate of mine, (WKU wide receiver) Stephon Brown," Isaac said. "He showed me around the university, it was a good time and I felt really comfortable around the team."

The 6-foot-4, 275 pound defensive tackle said he was recruited by a couple of Hilltopper coaches, including assistant coach L.D. Scott.

Young picked the Toppers' over Central Florida, Florida Atlantic, Alcorn State and Wagner, among others.

"I felt like I'd have a bright future there (at WKU)," he said. "I think everything will work out well for me there.

"I especially felt good about Coach (Bobby) Petrino."

The 6-foot-1, 205 pound outside linebacker said he finished with 29.5 sacks his senior season at Boyd Anderson HS.

The Toppers now have 34 verbal commitments (nine are mid-year enrollee's) entering Signing Day.

Stay tuned with WKUInsider.com for the latest in WKU recruiting and team news.

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