Notre Dame finished second in Ty Issac’s recruitment. Now, the Irish hope to finish first this time around.
Rivals.com rated Issac as a 5-star recruit in the class of 2013. He held offers from Arizona, Arkansas, Auburn, Clemson, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Mississippi, Northwestern, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Penn State, Purdue, Tennessee, Toledo, Vanderbilt, Washington and Wisconsin. In his Junior year of High School, Issac rushed for 2114 yards on 178 attempts (11.87 avg.) and 45 touchdowns.
One thing might prevent Notre Dame from landing the former 5-star recruit, transfer restrictions. Similar to Notre Dame, USC restricts transfers to any school on its current schedule.
Issac told the Chicago Tribune:
“Right now they are a team I can’t talk to. That might change. (USC) might have missed the deadline to give restrictions. If they did I would consider it. I definitely don’t want it to be a dragged-out process. I want to figure out where I’m going to be next year and get to work.”
If Issac cannot transfer to Notre Dame, Issac likely transfers to Northwestern or Illinois, schools closer to his home in Joliet, Illinois.
A transfer of Issac to Notre Dame helps the possible depth concerns that could occur in 2015 and 2016. Wherever Issac transfers, he will likely sit out this season due to transfer rules. This means 3 years of eligibility would remain beginning in the fall of 2015.