Report: Former Five-Star Ty Isaac to Michigan

By DJ Byrnes on June 5, 2014 at 10:52a

With Ohio State sitting in the driver's seat for 2015 with a plethora of elite running back prospects, Michigan pulled in the commitment of former USC (and five-star) running back, Ty Isaac.

According to CBS' Jeremy Fowler and other media reports, Isaac committed earlier this week after a visit and "working through the admissions process with the school."  

Isaac only managed 236 yards and two touchdowns for the Trojans, but wants to be closer to his ailing mother. (He's originally from Joilett, Illinois, and could be eligible to play immediately if his NCAA hardship waiver is approved.)

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Seattle Linga's picture

Blood is thicker than water - I really hope his mother is OK with her health and that she recovers quickly. Probably his best move for the future and his family.

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FROMTHE18's picture

They need all the help they can get in the running game.

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Buckeye in Illini country's picture

If he is from Joliet, Illinois, why not transfer to the Illinois Fighting Beckman's?  Less than two hours away.  They could use all the running back help they can get.

Columbus to Pasadena: 35 hours.  "We're on a road trip through the desert looking for strippers and cocaine... and Rose Bowl wins!"

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45OH4IO's picture

Are you serious? They don't have parties like this in Illinois!

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Ethos's picture

trust me, the parties in Illinois are much better then Ann Arbor

"I spent 90 percent of my money on women and drink. The rest I wasted." - George Best

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Borrowed Time's picture

I would say he wanted to win games.... but then realized that's not happening there either

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toad1204's picture

I think they could use all the help they can get, regardless of position.

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

bigDbuck's picture

A stronger meatchicken makes for a stronger TOSU!

Buckeyeneer's picture

This is a good get for them.

"Because the rules won't let you go for three." - Woody Hayes

THE Ohio State University

MAVBuck's picture

Any chance he can start at offensive line for them too? Without that I'd say he's looking at another year of 236 yards and 2 TDs.

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MGoSilverback's picture


We'll take the positivity (any positivity!), but unless a starting OL wants to transfer in, the Michigan offense will be still less-than-best no matter who has the rock.  Hey, I think that kid from Alabama was heading north... wha?  DOH!!


Max Power's picture

Are they seeing the writing on the wall about.Damien Harris and perhaps Mike Weber? Weber seems to get lost in the crowd.when it comes to our rb targets i.e. Damien Harris Nyheim Hines and Jacues Patrick, but Weber is no slouch. He has the abilities to be a major talent at the next level

chicagobuckeye's picture

I use to be in favor of the family hardship waiver but it's starting to seem to get a little out of hand. If he is going to care for his mother, which by all means he should wouldn't you think he should transfer to a school like Illinois, northwestern or notre dame? Much like mike Mitchell, if I was going home to care for a parent I would go to a school within an hour or two so if need be I could be home whenever. I hope all parties involved are in good health, but I would like to see the NCAA change the by-laws so students who want to transfer are able to do so like a coach is able to just leave. 


edit: the only reason I point this out is because both students, in the name of their parents transferred to one of the best football schools in the general area as opposed to either the best academically or closest to home. 

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buckeyedude's picture

If he wanted to be close to home, he should've went to N'western.



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Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

Ty Isaac is not going to be caring for his mother. The issue is that she can no longer fly due to her ear problems.

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Knarcisi's picture

If he can bring 5000 students to fill the seats and better looking women, it'll be a big heist for scUM. 

Byaaaahhh's picture

Welcome to Columbus, Damien Harris.


Gametime's picture

Smart choice by him. Looking at how the OC utilized Alabama's power run game, it's easy to see why bigger, pound the rock type of backs would want to gravitate toward Michigan. 

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