Shortly after the end of spring practice and prior to the start of summer workouts, USC’s depth at the tailback position has taken a slight hit.
The Trojans confirmed via Twitter Wednesday afternoon that running back Ty Isaac has decided to transfer out of the Trojans football program and continue his collegiate playing career elsewhere. The stated reason behind the transfer is the player’s desire to play closer to his home state of Illinois, although a wealth of talent at the position certainly didn’t help.
As a true freshman in 2013, Isaac rushed for 236 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 40 carries. Coming out of high school in Joliet, Ill., Isaac was a five-star recruit rated as the No. 4 back in the country and the No. 27 player at any position in the country.
In the year prior to National Signing Day 2013, Isaac committed to USC over the likes of Michigan and Notre Dame. Those two Midwest schools could very well be in play for the talented back’s transfer services.
Regardless of where he ends up, if it’s at the FBS level, the 6-3, 225-pound Isaac will be forced to sit out the 2014 season to satisfy NCAA guidelines. Beginning in 2015, Isaac would then have three years of eligibility remaining.