Isaac commits to USC

Joliet (Ill.) Catholic running back Ty Isaac commits to USC, choosing the Trojans over Michigan and Notre Dame according to his father Tyrone Isaac.

"It's been a long road," the elder Isaac said. "We sorted through everything and what was best for Ty.

"Once we got down to what was going on and his true decision, he made up his own mind and we played devil's advocate with it for a little while and it came out that was the best place for him."

Ranked as the nation's No. 6 running back and No. 69 prospect overall, Isaac also held offers from the likes of Auburn, Arkansas, Georgia, Iowa, Nebraska, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Penn State, Tennessee and Wisconsin.

As a junior, Isaac was one of the most prolific backs in the country, rushing for 2,629 yards and 42 touchdowns while gaining another 360 yards receiving and finding the end zone another seven times. All that production came while sharing the ball with Northwestern class of 2012 signee Malin Jones.

"He certainly is a fine young man," Joliet Catholic coach Dan Sharp said. "He's an extremely talented running back and an outstanding football player. He's also an outstanding person with a great personality. A wonderful kid from a wonderful family.

"I'm so happy for him because he's so happy with his decision. He's as good a young man as you're going to find. He's meant a lot to our program, not only because of the talent he is but because of the person he is."

A future Under Armour All-American, Isaac visited each of his finalists at least twice, with his most recent trip to USC coming the weekend of May 5.

"It's a great school," Isaac has told 247Sports about USC in the past. "It's Tailback U."

Isaac is the sixth commit for USC in the class of 2013, with every pledge being ranked inside the 247Sports Top125.

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