Former USC running back Ty Isaac announced on Twitter Thursday that he will transfer to Michigan to continue the rest of his playing career.
I will be attending the University of Michigan this year
— Ty Isaac (@TyIsaac) June 5, 2014
Isaac reportedly visited Michigan on Tuesday. His time in Ann Arbor clearly made an impression as he did not wait long to make his decision, despite apparent interest from Ohio State, Illinois and Notre Dame.
Originally hailing from Illinois, part of Isaac’s decision to transfer was a desire to be closer to home. Of course, his being a former five-star recruit made the race to sign him the second time around particularly high stakes.
In one season at USC, Isaac carried the ball 40 times for 236 yards. Most of the action he saw came in garbage time and against Cal when he rushed for a career-high 87 yards and his only two touchdowns of the year on 11 touches.
Even though his future looked bright with the Trojans, it seemed unlikely that Isaac’s role would increase in 2014 with Buck Allen, Tre Madden and classmate Justin Davis all penciled in ahead of him on the running back depth chart.
While both Allen and Madden, redshirt juniors, could make the jump to the NFL following this season, there was a possibility that Issac would be stuck behind more established names for up to two more years.