Nov 9, 2013; Berkeley, CA, USA; USC Trojans running back Ty Isaac (29) carries the ball against California Golden Bears safety Michael Lowe (5) during the third quarter at Memorial Stadium. The USC Trojans defeated the California Golden Bears 62-28. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Ty Isaac Announces He Will Transfer To Michigan


Former USC running back Ty Isaac announced on Twitter Thursday that he will transfer to Michigan to continue the rest of his playing career.

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.

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  • RF Lee

    As I see it Alicia, your comment regarding those RBs in front of him made no difference in his decision. Whenever he was on the field, touched the ball, he showed his potential to greatness. Fans & Trojan alum I spoke with were very excited to see him run (what acceleration and VERY tough). Unfortunate for USC, fortunate for UM.

    • Rico LeMonier

      RF Lee, the RBs in front of him absolutely made a difference & played a key role in him deciding to leave SC! If he knew he would be in the mix or even had the opportunity to start do you think he’d even consider leaving the program? Like DP said, if you don’t wanna compete day in & day out with other elite talents, don’t sign with USC.

  • GeneDP

    Very bad news for the Trojans. When will these players realize that if they’re good enough, they’ll play. Forget the depth chart. When was the last time USC made it throught a season without injuries to their top running backs? With Justin Davis recovering from an injury, Tre Madden still recovering from his injury and D.J. Morgan still a question mark as he recovers from his physical problems, Issac could have started the season as the #2 back, getting 12-15 touches a game and a great chance to prove himself.

    If you don’t want to compete, don’t go to USC.