He loves Kit-Kats.
Isaac done taking visits...
ON Scout this Justin Davis fellow is listed as a 5* and the #3 back. At 6'1'' 200lbs. It seems like both he and Ty are their prototype at USC and they hope to land one. They seem to be the same player, and yes Davis has offers from everyone as well.
I feel good about Isaac. You all should too. That is all.
Has he announced a decision date? Sorry if someone else has answered this and I didn't see.
He will not have a decision date. Literally any second between now and NSD is his decision date
...have a very tough decision to make with distance, academics and coaching philosophies to consider. I gotta think that some of the top-talent WRs and RBs see the total Michigan package, including highly-rated QB and OL; we will land our share.
USC is going to win another national championship in the very near future. I would rather see the Trojans win it instead of a SEC school.
That's like choosing between a root canal and an extraction.
Which one is Cattoll and which one is Kiffin?
predicament. Do I pick a scumbag coach who runs a once storied program to win it, or do I pick a scumbag coach who runs a once storied program to win it?
I don't know. At least the SEC schools can claim that everyone else is dirty so they have to do the same to compete. Sure, Oregon isn't spotless, but the Pac-12 is squeaky clean compared to the SEC. USC's cheating gives them a pretty significant advantage when you put it in local (conference) context.
That, plus I can't stand USC's "fans". At least fans of SEC schools are rabid about their team, win or lose. Fans of USC talk plenty of shit when they're winning, but when they're losing, they just stop caring.
Dude, really? Lane Kiffin? How is he preferable to the SEC?
Well, let's see. He coached for the Raiders. I think they are semi-pro or something. He also coached for U-Tennessee, which is in which conference again? That's right. Lane Kiffin isn't preferable to the SEC, he comes straight from the SEC. (Where he set a standard for sucking at a once-excellent program. Feel free to make your own Derek Dooley comments.)
USC has to play two more seasons with a 10 scholarship reduction. They aren't winning a title anytime soon.
No doubt. It always surprises me when people overlook this.
USC is as good a bet as anyone to win the title in 2012. They return something like 18 offensive/defensive starters from a very good team, including Matt Barkley, and have a favorable schedule (e.g., Oregon and Notre Dame at home). Their toughest non-Oregon game is probably at Stanford, but that's on September 15th, well before Stanford should settle into its post-Luck groove. Plus, with the Pac-12 team with the best record playing a home game for the conference title, USC really just has to protect its home field.
True but most of those guys are gone when Isaac would arrive in '13. The reduced scholarships won't really start to show until '13 or '14. With all of USC's success in the 2000's people seem to forget they were god awful in the 90's
is good news or bad news? I think location will be the main factor here,i hope. GO BLUE!!!
It's one thing to take a four hour drive with your mom to see a college campus. It's another thing to take a four hour flight with your mom to see a college campus. The fact that his final visit was his second trip to USC and that he took his mom with him doesn't make me feel good about our chances. My impression is that his mom wants him to stay local, he wants to go to USC, and he's trying to get his mom's blessing for him to commit to USC. I don't see that ending well for us.
God, I want to disagree with this post so much, but it really parallels my gut feeling.
Hmmm... I live in Joliet. Any suggestions as to what I can do to help us out?
Constraint; must be legal.
Just drive around town with a big sign on your car saying "Lane Kiffin is a Cheater."
of whether or not we get him, we have fitz for 2 years and deveon smith/shallman to go along with rawls. We will have an awesome running game regardless.
I agreed with the gloom and doom post a couple of messages above re: Isaac specifically.
But I agree with this one as well.
Isaac is icing on the cake. HELLA GOOD icing, but icing nonetheless.
We aren't guaranteed Fitz for two years and I would like to have Isaac on top of the other kids. The more options the better. It's nice to have a monster OLine. It's nicer to have elite running backs running behind a monster OLine (Rawls, Shallman, and Smith seem good but lack the speed to be elite).
You don't need to have elite speed to be an elite back. Trent Richardson doesn't run a 4.4 and yet he was a top 10 draft pick. You have to be fast to be elite, but not elite fast. See: Emmitt Smith
See: Mike Hart.
People said the same thing about Mike Hart, He was a 3* and did really well.
Im not really worried if he doesn't commit. We're going to have a full stable of backs, including one of the best, if not the best backs in Ohio committing to us for the 2013 class. We already have a wealth of talent at the position.
I agree, but with one slight difference. If Isaac does not commit I will most definitely be bummed because he is the 2013 commit I've always wanted most in this class. However, our running game will still be one of the top 10/15 in the country going forward with our beastly O-line coming in and the newly installed O. On the other hand, if he commits and lives up to his potential, with Smith and Shallman as bruisers by his side, I see us having a top 5 (perhaps top) rushing attack in the nation a few years from now. And I love me a good running team. That is why I want Isaac to commit so badly
I think Smith is more anxious then the rest of us... what 4* 5* RB wouldnt want to run behind the offensive line we'll have in a couple of years from now? Aside from the talent, do you see how bad the 2012/2013 recruiting classes want a national championhip?! Besides academics, chemisty and opportunity have to be on top of the list... which is why im already impressed with our kids thus far!
Because of depth chart reasons I bet he thinks he's more likely to get that at USC than at Michigan. The lure of being the sixth Trojan to win the Heisman as a RB (5th if you take Reggie Bush off the list) will be too strong. Love to see him in Ann Arbor, but we're in great shape at RB anyhow.
We've lost out on some 'borderline' top recruits as of late. I think we're due. Bring on Isaac, he will make the last RB to wear #32 proud. LET'S GO!
It would be great if he comes but not the end of the world if he doesn't.
We will be fine. Our class is truly tremendous.
Ty and Quan to take this class to th next level!
We all love Hoke, but Kiffin is documented as both assistant in the early 2000s and as the current head coach, to be one of the top recruiters in the country. The guy can call a game too. People don't like him for a lot of reasons, but his ability to attract blue chip players is as good as there is.
Sanctions or no sanctions, they are a top 10 program for the next decade. Michigan measures up and in some areas exceeds USC in all areas, but the amazing weather and location. Also there is the matter of the current barren state of USC's tailback depth. That's the main reason why I think Isaac is a goner.
Its not hard to recruit when you have arguably the hottest cheerleaders/coeds in the country, have music, movie and TV stars in your back yard and you live in California. Add to that the tradition USC has, and if you don't recruit well there you don't recruit anywhere.
This is Michigan, fergodsakes.
The choice is clear.
You fail to mention that in USC's front yard is Compton.
Agree; USC's campus is NOT picturesque Malibu or glamourous Beverly Hills, or even the happening Hollywood Hills.
UCLA's campus is much nicer; too bad their football program is now a smoking crater. WTF ever happened to them? Somewhere in the 1990s Petey-boy absolutely locked down all the talent in California.
By this logic why isnt Hawaii a power house? By the way, I would take any beach in Northern Michigan (withe 4 seasons) over a beach in "The Hills"... if thats all it takes to win a kids heart over, why cant we call up Kid Rock and organize some sort of beach party up in the dunes?
1. Hawaii has no local talent. LA has tons of it.
2. There are no beaches in the Hills, Beverly or Hollywood.
3. I love Michigan beaches, and they're great from June-August. LA beaches are a lot nicer than Michigan beaches in November, though.
Carroll didn't start coaching them until 2001.
Well, USC's campus isn't in the best neighborhood, but it's a solid 15 miles from Compton.
Haha... For the next decade huh? Theyre about to fall on some hard times. Can you imagine Michigan having 10 less scholarships every year? They will be good this next year and then shits about to get real for Lane and co. http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/news?slug=ys-uscpenalties061010
And also good QB's and WR's to greatness.