Joliet Catholic's Ty Isaac officially commits to USC

Joliet Catholic's Ty Isaac officially commits to USC
February 6, 2013, 4:00 pm
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Joliet Catholic senior Ty Isaac signed his letter of intent to play football at USC on Wednesday, marking the end of a very active recruiting period; especially considering that Isaac delivered his oral commitment nearly nine months ago.

Yahoo!/Rivals rated the 6-foot-3, 215-pound running back as a five-star prospect and the second-best Illinois high school senior behind Crete-Monee's Laquon Treadwell, which naturally triggered a lot of interest -- 21 scholarships offers to be precise. When USC began to suffer through a string of de-commitments and Isaac kept dialogue open with other schools, it looked possible that he could be the next to jump ship.

Instead, Isaac decided to honor the original commitment that he made in May, before his unexpectedly tumultuous senior season. He missed time throughout the season with injuries, as Joliet Catholic struggled to a 6-4 regular season record, before making a run to the IHSA 5A State semifinals.

Isaac was not able to repeat the gaudy 2,000-yard rushing yards total he achieved in his junior year, but was highly effective when he was able to play. He averaged nearly 10 yards per carry over the course of the season, and capped off his career with a three touchdown, 277 rushing yards performance in Joliet Catholic's three-point loss to Montini.