Former USC Running Back Chooses Michigan

Photo Credit: cbssports.com

Photo Credit: cbssports.com

Former University of Southern California and 5* running back Ty Isaac has decided to play for Brady Hoke and the Michigan Wolverines.

After visiting Michigan, Isaac announced his decision to Edgytim of Rivals.com earlier today.

Per Edgytim.com,

“I decided that I’m going to transfer to Michigan,” Isaac stated. “I had a good visit there and it’s just the place where I feel the most comfortable. 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.”

Isaac will become the second 5* running back to join Michigan from the 2013 class. Derrick Green signed with the Wolverines and ran for 270 yards and two touchdowns in his freshman campaign.

Why Michigan?

The Wolverines were one of the favorites to the land the talented prospect when he was a senior in high school. It certainly helps that most of their coaching staff is still intact with the addition of former Alabama offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier who loves to run the football; it seems like a perfect match.

Isaac has applied for a hardship waiver which would allow him to play right away, but it doesn’t seem likely it will be granted.

If Isaac does have to sit out the 2014-2015 season, Wolverines fans should still have plenty of optimism about the talent in the backfield moving forward.