The Opening: Ty Isaac

National Recruiting Analyst
Posted Jul 9, 2012

Five-star USC commit Ty Isaac (Joliet Catholic Academy, Illinois) talks about life since his Trojan decision and the possibility of early graduation.

After a high profile recruitment that comes along with being one of the nation's elite prospects, Ty Isaac committed to USC. Some recruits actually say they miss the attention and activity of the process after they commit, but not this five-star.

"[It's been] quiet. How I like it. Quiet, so I can just focus on what's important right now and go about my business."

Isaac took time out from preparing for his senior season to participate in The Opening this weekend with many of the nation's best.

While he continues to work on his game, there was a recent off the field development of note. Isaac is eligible to graduate early and join the Trojans in January if he so chooses.

"I got the OK from the school, so now it's just sitting down with family and discussing it, then we'll see where it goes. There are a lot of pros and cons to both, so I'm just trying to figure out what's best."

A couple of touted prospects, including fellow state of Illinois standout Laquon Treadwell, a four-star receiver, remarked that Isaac put a little bug in their ear about USC, but Isaac himself says that he's not a high pressure recruiter.

"I mean, if I hear you are and you're open to it, I'll see where you're at, but I know how the process is, so I don't want to bug anybody, I just kind of let them do their thing."

This season will be different for Isaac, not just because it's his senior year, or that he is a committed player with a lot of visibility, but it will be his first without having to split carries with another BCS recruit. Joshua Ferguson, now at Illinois and Malin Jones, set to join Northwestern, both shared the backfield with Isaac, but he now is the main threat for JCA.

"I like it. They've been saying I have the target on my back, but I wouldn't want it any other way, so it's going to be a fun senior season."

A senior season with big expectations after falling short in the state title game a year ago. As a result, Isaac may not get back out to the West Coast until after the season.

"I don't know if I'll make a game, but for sure an official," he said.

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