We always like to see big names com into our recruiting class. They get everyone excited. But most of the time, it's the lesser known names that stand out at the end of their four year careers. See Andy Dalton, Jerry Hughes, and a slew of others.
Ridwant Issahaku could very well add his name to that list at the end of his TCU career. The cornerback out of Norcross, Georgia, just outside of Atlanta, didn't have an impressive offer list, as he held offers from Georgia State, Buffalo and Western Kentucky. However, his body type and skill set make him an incredible asset to the future of TCU's defense.
Standing at 6-foot-0 and 180 pounds Issahaku is a little light, but tall and very fast. He's listed on Scout.com as running a 4.45-40, speed that is needed to keep up with Big 12 receivers.
He checks out on film too. Issahaku is an intelligent player, who quickly recognizes what's unfolding in front of him and gets in position to make a play. He has great ball skills, and can adjust to a ball in the air, much like a receiver, which allows him to jump routes. Issahaku also seems to have a knack for forcing fumbles when he makes a tackle.
All in all, Issahaku was a major contributor on a team that has won back to back 6A state championships, which makes his recruiting situation somewhat of a mystery. However, I'm glad he made it to Fort Worth, because the kid looks like a baller, despite his two star rating on most major recruiting websites.
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