Kudos to Orange Fizz for their diligent work the last week updating us on Ishaq Williams. Unfortunately, their early words of good tiding may have turned out to be just that...early.
Word on the street is that Syracuse's chances for landing Ishaq might depend on Pitt making a horrible decision (which, let's face it, they're pretty good at). Not only has Penn State jumped back into the discussion but they're basically in the driver's seat again.
The latest buzz is not good for the Orange. Rumors today suggest as long as Penn State assistant Larry Johnson stays, Ishaq will choose Happy Valley. Johnson has been his recruiting coordinator with the Nittany Lions and would be Williams’ position coach as well. If PSU defensive coordinator Tom Bradley, as expected, is named the head coach at Pitt, then SU fans need to pray Johnson goes with him. Unfortunately, it likely benefits Johnson to stay at Penn State – he’s expected to be named the new DC. So unless Johnson’s allegiances are to Bradley and not Joe Pa, it’s probable Ishaq follows LJ to Penn State.)
As for why Ishaq decided to delay his decision in the first place, it was a matter of getting all the information he needed straight.
"We went through the reasons that he was making this choice and the reasons didn’t quite add up to what we thought they should," William’s father told IrishIllustrated.com.
As for the Army All-American game, Ishaq had a good time from all reports. He had two solo tackles, including one tackle for a loss while playing about half of the time on defense.
Ishaq does expect to make his choice in the next couple days so stay on your toes.