Ex-Joliet Catholic RB Ty Isaac leaving USC

Ex-Joliet Catholic RB Ty Isaac leaving USC
May 14, 2014, 12:45 pm
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Former standout Joliet Catholic running back Ty Isaac was granted a release from his scholarship from USC after requesting the school to do so.

Isaac, who as a true freshman in 2013 carried the ball 40 times for 236 yards and two touchdowns, talked briefly about why he decided to leave USC.

"It's a family decision," Isaac said. "My mom hasn't been feeling well, and I need to be closer to my family.

"I really enjoyed my time at USC, but it's a decision that I had to make."

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Isaac, who was a two-time All-State running back for Joliet Catholic, was also a Rivals.com five-star recruit in the Class of 2013. Isaac had scholarship offers from every Big Ten school — including Illinois and Northwestern — and Notre Dame.

Isaac added: "I haven't begun to even look at schools yet. You can't even talk to other schools until you're officially released. I just want to get home first and then think more about schools."