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. MCredit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Southern Cal running back Ty Isaac transfers to Michigan


Ty Isaac, the highly coveted running back Michigan wanted last fall, is becoming a Michigan Wolverine after all.

The 6-3, 235 power-back from Joliet (Ill.) Catholic Academy transfered from Southern Cal  partially because the Trojans have a very competitive backfield and partially because of his ailing mother.

Conceivably, Isaac could play for Michigan this fall of he can secure a hardship waiver from the NCAA— which allows players to transfer under certain family circumstances.  The only  problem is that Joliet is 252 miles from Ann Arbor, which is more than the 100 miles the NCAA allows.

Whether the plays this fall or next, Isaacs will join a backfield which already has a pair of highly pedigreed—if not seasoned—ball carriers.

SO Derrick Green (5-11, 227) was rated by many as the nations No. 1 back of the 2013 class, and SO De’Veon Smith (5-11, 223) was known as the No. 1 rusher out of Ohio.

Add Ann Arbor Pioneer’s RS SO  Drake Johnson (6-0, 212),  who’s recovering from knee surgery, Justice Hayes (5-10, 190) and Ross Douglas (5-10, 186), and Michigan will have a formidable backfield.

“I had a good visit there and it’s just the place where I feel the most comfortable,” Isaac told rivals.com. “I didn’t want to drag all of this out and see a ton of schools. Michigan was in my final three when I committed to USC and the reasons I liked Michigan are still very much in place.” ♦

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