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Jacob Isaia

Offensive Line: 6-3 :: 272
Las Vegas, Nev. :: Bishop Gorman High School

Consensus No. 1 offensive line prospect in the state of Nevada (, 247Sports, . . . selected to play in the Under Armour All-America Game on Jan. 4 in Orlando . . . listed as one of the best players in the state of Nevada by (No. 5), 247Sports (No. 8) and (No. 8) . . . ranked one of the best offensive guards in the nation by (No. 36) . . . rated one of the best centers in the country by 247Sports (No. 18) . . . named one of the top 100 overall players in the West by . . . played two seasons for Coach Kenny Sanchez at Bishop Gorman High School and was a member of two state championship teams . . . helped lead Bishop Gorman to a 13-2 record and a No. 14 national ranking by MaxPreps . . . the Gaels also won their ninth consecutive state title in 2017 . . . was a first-team All-Southwest League selection as a tackle . . . earned honorable mention all-state honors as a junior in 2016 as Bishop Gorman went 15-0 and finished the season ranked No. 1 in the nation by USA TODAY . . . also named to the 2016 ALL-USA TODAY Nevada First Team . . . played his first two seasons of high school at Iolani High in Honolulu, Hawaii . . . son of Sale Isaia and Amy and Brett Hitzeman . . . born June 11, 1999 . . . plans to major in business . . . also played volleyball earlier in his athletic career . . . his father, Sale, was a four-year letterwinner as an offensive lineman at UCLA and spent five seasons in the NFL with the Browns (1995-96), Ravens (1997-98) and Patriots (2000) . . . grandson of former Spartan All-American and Hall of Famer Bob Apisa, who helped lead the Spartans to Big Ten and National Championships in 1965 and 1966 as a fullback.

Dantonio on Isaia: "Jacob is an excellent, highly recruited player who comes from a great high school program at Bishop Gorman. We saw him play as a sophomore and offered him early in his career. He's very athletic and has the ability to play any position on the offensive line; he could play inside or at center, and has the quickness to play outside. With the legacy of his grandfather, Bob Apisa, playing at Michigan State, we're very excited about Jacob joining the Spartan family."

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