Ty Isaac will visit USC this weekend ($) http://mbd.scout.com/mb.aspx?s=162&f=1088&t=8962944
Ty Isaac Visiting USC this weekend per Sam Webb
Derrick Green..Issac is not trending well.
Yeah, I kinda get the impression USC is telling him he's the next Marcus Allen, so he might as well go to the same school.
Ouch. This doesn't sound good. Especially since he's getting sick of the process and looking to end his recruiting soon. I'm sure USC does one heck of a visit. Hope mom wants him to stay close to home.
I want to be clear I have no inside information other than some buzz I've heard from a few friends who are USC fans here in LA's South Bay.
Marcus Allen retired in 1997, when Isaac was probably 2 or 3 years old. How does Isaac even know what that comparison means, unless he's a NFL Films junkie? Could we get Laquon Treadwell to commit by telling him he could be the next Elroy Hirsch?
USC has a film library. I'm sure they pulled some clips of Allen is his Trojan glory days to help Isaac visualize himself in cardinal and gold.
Their running styles are very similar.
For the LAST TIME it's Isaac!
And Derrick Green isn't trending well either since he favors Clemson.
And Isaac is the more talented back.
And this is recruiting with real people, these aren't just some chess pieces you can pick up.
Basically your whole post was annoying.
Bringing his mom too..
Am I mistaken, or is this his second USC visit since he has been to Ann Arbor?
In fact I believe this is back to back USC visits..Unless I missed one to another school?
This is his second visit to USC. Mom didn't make it out to the first visit to USC.
Dammit. Didn't he just say he was done with visits? Oh well, it doesn't help our chances but I guess he should do whatever he needs to be sure in his decision to commit to Michigan. :)
He said he was done visiting new schools. He didn't rule out returning to the schools he's already visited.
I think this is a last chance visit for USC. I think he'll decide shortly afterwards, but I think Michigan will get another visit before hand as well. Don't believe a lot of what you hear regarding his recruitment, because this is a kid who said he wasn't taking anymore visits just two days ago. He's probably sending mixed signals, because some kids don't like anyone knowing too much about them.
This is a new Joliet Catholic era. When I was a kid, the school was a pipeline to ND and kids didn't even want to take visits to SC. Now you've got Isaac visiting there twice!? Amazing stuff.
And I sure hope you're right about how he wants to keep his recruiting private and that some of the public information might be inaccurate.
Think the qoute was "I won't be taking anymore new visits." From all I can gather, the general idea is that he favors Michigan and just wants to see USC one more time. I don't like Mrs. Isaac going on the trip though, as mom's can have a HUGE impact on recruiting... my momma tells me to do somehting its going down... just a question of how much grief I get before I change my mind to the right way.
Someone on ESPN had an interesting take on this situation - They compared it to EJ Levenberry. FSU secretly seen as leader, flirted with UM, really liked UM, parents like UM & academics. But in the end, staying in ACC & situation was better at FSU. I do get the same feeling on this situation - I think Ty is flirting with the idea of USC, obviously likes them, but I think he'll end up Blue in the end. Can't remember where I saw this (I think something TomVH posted), but Ty has some quotes about how some coaches tell you what you want to hear, which he sees through & other coaches are honest. This was in middle of his tired of recruiting talk.
I think he goes to USC, hunkers down and makes a decision...and he ends up with Wings on helmet!
I'm going to keep telling myself the glass is half full. He said he doesn't like the recruiting process and he's down to two schools. Maybe he just wants to get some more info on USC and get his mom's opinion before officially eliminating them. Ty is just being thorough and wanting to make sure Michigan is the best choice for him.
Yes, I feel a little better now. Yes, I feel a little better now. Yes......
I'll be an optimist here, and say that this is his last visit just to make sure he does NOT want to go to USC - his Moms would have to travel far and wide to make his games. Maybe he will commit to Michigan so she can just go down 94 to Ann Arbor for UM home games, and basically make the bulk of his other B1G games as well.
Plus, look at the OL depth we have amassed over the past two years - and I am sure we will continue that trend into 2014 and on as well. Why would you NOT want to run behind that line??
Here is to wishful thinking. Who's with me?
EDIT: Wow, Elmer and I on the same page at the same time.
do not like
Unneccesary and largely baseless panic: ENGAGE.
there it is. i knew this should be in here somehwere.
He's just going to check out the cheerleaders.
Yeah, but when his mom sees this, Michigan will be back on top.
If I had to pick, I'd choose the one with the bikini.
They all have bikinis, though. You're dumb.
Starting clockwise from far right: YES, maybe, maybe, NO (Snooki?), no, no, maybe, yes, YES, yes, maybe.
My turn. I'll go clockwise from the far right, too. Let's see. Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes.
We might have different standards.
After those 11 you'd still have to stop me from dry-humping the concession lady.
Don't talk to me about standards?
Yeah, I'm pretty sure you'd fall down and thank the gods if one even talked to you, but nice try pretending to standards.
It would be great if he would just pick Michigan today, of course, but I don't think visiting USC again is a deviation from the thoroughness that he's already been putting into making his decision.
Sam's boss is pushing the subscription solicitation quota early this month.
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"I have no timetable," he said. "I will wait until it feels right. It could be tomorrow or Feb. 2 when I get a gut feeling, when the light bulb goes on. I haven't narrowed my list. Sometimes circumstances change. I don't want to rule out anyone. It's still early. It's April. I have until February."
"I took unofficial visits in March, when it worked out for my parents," he said. "Now my visits are out of the way. Nothing else is planned now. To be honest, I don't know if I will visit any more schools. Some have asked me to visit. But if I don't have any interest, I don't want to waste either side's time. If the schools I have visited, I'd be perfectly fine to go to either one of them."
Two quotes in article about subject.
Doesn't quite jive with visits out of way- but also makes it clear panic is not necessary due to visit
Looks like on the surface that the path to the field and being the go-to RB is quicker at USC. Fitz will has another year and there are some guys who could take time ahead of hm at Michigan. That is not a bad thing but maybe the thought is where does he feel he has the best shot at high visability and 3 and out? Don't know.
He has size, speed, and hands; maybe he could be an Urban Meyer back/wideout on the field at the same time as Toussaint. With our ever-increasingly-talented O-line, he would be a top offensive weapon, even in Toussaint's last year.
While I know very little about USCs depth chart, one can only assume that with the way they recruit there will be a few 5 stars standing between Isaac and the field.
Checking out USCs RB recruiting they are pretty thin (for them at least). In the last two classes they have taken one 4-star RB and one 3-star RB. If you go back three classes they signed one more 5-star and two more 4-stars, but the 5-star was Dillon Baxter, who didn't last very long.
...that this news should not cause Michigan fans to panic. Isaac may have genuine interest in USC, but no kid can even begin to entertain the possibility of going halfway across the country for school without their mother seeing the school they may be attending. I personally don't believe this is a case of Isaac trying to convince his mother to let him go to USC...taken at face value, it simply appears that USC can't even seriously be in the discussion without mom at least seeing the school and what they have to offer. We still have advantages over USC at this time that are hard ignore (i.e., proximity to home, family atmosphere, top recruiting class, familiarity with the program). If anything, this sounds like the Levenberry situation, except we are playing the role of FSU in this situation, as we have been recruiting Ty for quite a while, whereas USC just jumped in on him a few months ago. USC appears to be making up some ground, but I still believe that Michigan is in good shape.
I have already commenced my well choreogrphed panic routine.
"You avacado-lickers keep your hands off our recruits!"
He'd be able to play right away at USC because it is lean position for them. He could probably play right now if the NCAA would grant him a variance. There are a couple incumbents but they aren't pile movers and aren't as complete as Isaac. This is not a good development.
Isn't anyone going to embed that Michael Scott NO NO NO NO video? I would do it but i always screw it up and get booed.
I tend to think that him visiting USC does not mean things are over for Michigan. It could be matter of covering all of his bases to make sure he is making the right choice. That choice could be making sure USC is the school he wants, but it could be making sure he still favors Michigan. I hope one way or another it moves his decision up so we know where we stand.
It seems like Isaac likes UM but wants something more in a school and is looking for that total package.
Is our streak of just missing on 5* RBs ever going to end?
Just off of reading the tea leaves, I'd say this is going USC's way. Two trips across the country are not cheap, I can't think of any reason to do this except to go ahead and get this all over with. This is likely because I'm a cheapskate.
Deveon Smith and Wyatt Shallman are going to be really good, I think. So it's hard for me to get too disappointed, beyond the fact that I like UCLA and I hate seeing good players going to USC.
I frankly see the last 10 months of this year going a lot like the last 10 weeks of last year with us missing out on most of the supers we are in on down the stretch and then signing a few solid plan B guys to fill out the class. It just seems like under Hoke, et al, kids are either all in for Michigan early on or they are not part of the class.
Thankfully we load up early on a bunch of really talented kids who bleed maize and blue so I am fine with this recruiting strategy. It may end up with us missing on supers late and getting passed in the rankings by the likes of Ohio, USC, Bama, etc but we will still pull in top 5-10 classes and it will be full of kids who really want to play for Michigan.
Yes, because we have so many Hoke recruiting classes from which to draw this conclusion.
This would have never happened if Hoke was as good of a recruiter as this stone faced salesman.
Or if he was as sly as this cool cat
Wow. Not liking the mom factor here.
Could be, Mom wants Mich. Ty wants USC, so wants to convince Mom that even though he is traveling all the way out to the west coast without Coach Hoke, that USC is still a healthy and nurturing environment. Mom visits. Sky doesn't fall. She concludes that Ty is old enough to make his own choice given that USC doesn't seem to be OBVIOUSLY bad. Not good for us.
Could also be, Ty torn between two programs. Wants Mom's advice. Mom feels good about USC, but wants to see it One More Time, up close. Not good for us.
Could also be, Ty wants to go to Michigan. Mom says, well, let's check out your second choice. The one that's a greater distance from home and most recently scandal-plagued. And let me go there with you, as we fly all the way out there. Again. Because we both really know we want to go to AA, but just want to be sure that the #2 choice is, in fact, a step down. Good for us, but sadly, seems not too bloody likely a scenario.
Could be Ty wants USC and his Mom hasn't seen it .... Dad did. I still think M is in play but this has lessoned our odds at this point until he returns and we hear sumpn from Sam.
No need to panic. His mom is just going to make sure young Ty gets in bed at a decent hour... and alone.
Don't jump Ty.
One of the concerns for Ty's Mom might be the crime scene around the USC campus. Here's a link to a story about the latest student murders:
I have 17 year old twin sons and live in SoCal. As a parent you have to think seriously about the possibilities of your kids becoming crime victims. Although USC is an elite and wealthy private institution, the surrounding neighborhoods are constantly victimized by gang and drug activity.
Here's to rain on the West Coast this weekend
I've thought for quite a while that he was going to go to USC. He'd be great in a Michigan uniform, but Fitz, Deveon Smith, and the others who are here will help us win lots of games.