At the beginning of the 2013 recruiting cycle, it seemed like Ty Issac was a must get for this class. At 6’3″, 215 lbs, Issac is a physically imposing downhill runner. As a Junior, he rushed for 2,629 yards and 42 touchdowns. He averaged 12 yards per carry. In the Class 5A championship game, he set playoff records with 515 rushing yards and six touchdowns. Those are not even video game numbers.
Issac originally committed to the USC Trojans and Head Coach Lane Kiffin on May 15, 2012. He has maintained a fairly firm commitment to USC throughout despite their troubles on and off the field. Issac was supposed to enroll early at USC but that fell through. Now, it is speculated that Notre Dame could be the school that Issac chooses in the end.
Comcast SportsNet was reporting that Issac was going to visit South Bend this weekend. Mike Frank and Christian McCollum speculated on Irish Sports Daily Power Hour that Issac would visit South Bend as well. However, this has not been corroborated by Issac himself.
The Irish currently has two Running Backs committed in the 2013 class. These two recruits are 5-star Running Back Greg Bryant and 4-star Tarean Folston. Both of these recruits have been looking at Auburn University, however. It is unclear if either of these young men will sign with the Fighting Irish. However, it appears that Bryant will eventually land with Notre Dame.
Folston may be a different story though. This could be why Notre Dame is still pursuing the 5-star Running Back from Joliet, Illinois. There are conflicting reports on the internet right now. Anything can happen this time of year.