Former five-star running back recruit Ty Isaac recently made the decision to leave Southern California prior to his sophomore season to relocate closer to his home in Illinois. Given this reason, obviously Big Ten schools are tops on the list of potential destinations, and not even 24 hours after he was granted his release, he was contacted by both the Michigan Wolverines and Illinois Fighting Illini, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Isaac said his mother’s phone was “blowing up” Wednesday while he traveled home from California, and he personally heard from Michigan and Illinois, among others, Thursday.
Aside from the Big Ten, with his home being in Illinois, you would assume that Notre Dame could be an option for the former high school star, but according to Isaac, they can’t be–for now.
“Right now they are a team I can’t talk to,” said Isaac. “That might change. (USC) might have missed the deadline to give restrictions. If they did I would consider it. … I definitely don’t want it to be a dragged-out process. I want to figure out where I’m going to be next year and get to work.”
As a freshman in 2013, Isaac rushed for 236 yards and two touchdowns for the Trojans, however he now wants to come back to Illinois to be closer to his mother who is ill. Because of this as well, Isaac will seek a waiver that would grant him immediate eligibility for the 2014 season.