"Rodrick Williams Jr.'s 10-month old, 2-foot-long savannah monitor named "Kill" gets the RB some strange looks when they go for walks together."
Why? Serious question. I'm genuinely curious why you care or think it's important at all which teams a kid was interested in playing for other than Michigan if that kid ends up a Wolverine. Skill or ability to contribute completely notwithstanding.
It's not like he's going to show up and be like, "Man this place isn't as cool as USC, think I'll dog it."
Big and fast. That said...he was not 2nd on USC depth chart. He was maybe #3 before Kiffin was fired and Buck Allen emerged out of nowhere. Tre Madden and Justin Davis were both ahead of him in addition to Allen.
wait.. if he was 2nd on the depth chart @ USC where will he be on our depth chart?
Bird in the hand I suppose, but I definitely like Harris better than Isaac just looking at HS film.
Please be redemption for the Fargas transfer.
Wasn't Fargas seriously injured and then jumped on the depth chart here? Didn't hugest moved to safety?
I don't think We are owed any redemption from USC for that.
I'm not sure why everyone is comparing Issac to Harris and Weber when we ought to be comparing him to Green and Smith. It seems likely Issac would get a hardship due to his mother's illness, which puts him a full two years ahead of the 2015 class. If the coaches think Issac is an upgrade over Green and Smith, they should try and get him. As has been drilled into our heads ad nauseam on this board, we need to show results in 2014 to keep the recruiting pipeline flowing. Passing on an RB that could help make 2014 a success to increase the chances of landing someone in 2015 makes no sense to me.
but we're probably just fine at RB without him. I wish a nice 5* G or C was looking to transfer to Michigan
If Isaac's wants to come , take him.
I still have serious doubt about Harris ending up at Michigan
Agreed. I have no knowledge of what goes on inside Harris' head, but I've just got a funny feeling that he's either going to the SEC or will burn us for OSU.
Isaac is too talented a back to not bring into the fold. If he wants in, you take him.
Can I have some of whatever the people on here are smoking that are suggesting that he would automatically be behind Smith or Green or that he would absolutely have to change positions? It's not like he's some chump coming in trying to make the team. This kid was #2 or #3 on USCs depth chart. There team is loaded at talent at the position. Adding a talent like Isaac to our team at a position where we're not exactly stacked with talent isn't a bad thing. Oh, and stop assuming that if we get Isaac now that it will blow our chances with Weber or Harris. We might not get either one anyway. Take the 5* running back from last year with a year of experience and weight training tyvm.
I would also like some of the "we are fine at RB" stuff too. People are out of their minds for even thinking about not wanting him at Michigan.
Hecklinski just followed Ty Isaac on twitter so yeah...this is a good sign.
And based on the tweet below and this Chicago Tribune article, it sounds like Isaac has interest in Michigan. There's also a chance that Notre Dame might still be able to get involved.
“Right now they [Notre Dame] are a team I can’t talk to,” said Isaac, a former five-star recruit who rushed for 236 yards and two touchdowns on 40 carries as a freshman. “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.”
Isaac said his mother’s phone was “blowing up” Wednesday while he traveled home from California, and he personally heard from Michigan and Illinois, among others, Thursday.
The Wolverines, who were in the picture originally, and the Illini fit his criteria.
“I wouldn’t say I have a top three, but I’m looking at Big Ten schools that are close to where I live,” Isaac said.
. @EDGYTIM: Ty Isaac told me there are no plans to visit Illinois this weekend. Illinois, Michigan, Northwestern will get consideration.
— Jeremy Werner (@WernerESPNCU) May 15, 2014
If memory serves, we did not take a RB in 2014 and he would certainly have been a top choice a year ago. That said, Hoke & Co. have invested a great deal in Green/Smith and i would hate to see anything taken from their development. I mean attention, not competition. The key is attitude. If Sir Isaac really wants to contribute, AT MICHIGAN, then let him convince Hoke of his desire to start over as a redshirt freshman and prove he is all in for this team. Otherwise, move along, there's nothing to see here.
was still on board I'd pass. We fired a joke OC that he happened to have a bond with through his HS HC (ffs, lol) so he backed out of his "dream school commit". As of now, with Harris (IMHO) no longer an option without a great season and Weber being a distant 3rd behind the other two, I'd take Issac. Like others, he is tall and runs upright so a position move may be in order (or not?) but you take him if he wants to come considering Harris will be going to osu (imo) anyway and Weber is more likely but nowhere near a sure thing. Take Ty, let the other two know it's now or never and be done at HB. Still stunned that removing the OC that ran the worst offense in UM history (maybe? likely?) for a hot name known to Chen out HBs LOST US Harris. Michigan luck, man. Hasn't been anything but bad for a while.