Ty Isaac says he will not be visiting Notre Dame.
After reports began circulating Tuesday that Isaac was set to take a visit to South Bend along with a trio of decommited USC recruits, the Joliet Catholic Academy star running back responded to CSNChicago.com via Twitter to put the rumors to rest.
In a story posted Tuesday morning, CSNChicago.com's Taylor Bell reported on Isaac's plans after an interview with CBS Sports Network's recruiting analyst Tom Lemming.
Isaac was initially planning on graduating from JCA early in order to attend USC earlier this month. But according to a tweet to ESPN, he said the early move "just didn't work out down the line with a couple of things."
If Isaac does make this visit, it won't take long for everyone to know. Stay tuned.
Notre Dame’s annual Echoes awards show is this week, and while the team’s 4-8 record wasn’t worth celebrating, a few individual performances certainly were.
With that in mind, Mike Monaco and I ran down our own awards and superlatives for Notre Dame’s 2016 season on the Still Independent podcast this week. Listen at the link here or in the embedded player below:
A quick rundown of who I picked for each of our awards, which Mike and I further explained in the podcast:
Team MVP - QB DeShone Kizer
Defensive MVP - LB James Onwualu
Offensive MVP - WR Equanimeous St. Brown
Best play - Equanimeous St. Brown’s somersault touchdown against Texas
Best game - Jarron Jones (six tackles for a loss) vs. Miami
Defensive newcomer of the year - CB Julian Love
Offensive newcomer of the year - WR Kevin Stepherson
Biggest disappointment - Notre Dame’s defense under Brian VanGorder for the season’s first four games
Unsung stars - WR Torii Hunter Jr. and DE Isaac Rochell
Redshirt sophomore receiver Corey Holmes will transfer from Notre Dame after graduating in the spring, joining offensive lineman John Montelus and quarterback Malik Zaire in leaving South Bend after earning their degrees.
Holmes, a former four-star recruit from Pembroke Pines, Fla., was the fifth-most targeted wide receiver on Notre Dame in 2016 (21 targets) and caught 11 passes for 96 yards. Holmes played in two games as a true freshman in 2014 but redshirted in 2015.
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Holmes posted this message to Twitter Saturday afternoon:
Holmes had offered from a number of top programs coming out of St. Thomas Aquinas High School in South Florida, including Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Miami, Michigan, Oklahoma, Stanford and Wisconsin.