Ty Isaac Visiting Michigan Next Week

Submitted by michchi85 on May 29th, 2014 at 10:04 AM

Things have been quiet with Ty over the last week or so, but now he's beginning to take visits.  Getting him on campus is a big step in the right direction.  Haven't heard him visiting any other schools besides Michigan and Illinois at this point.


RB Ty Isaac's mother tells me Ty is visiting Illinois and also plans to visit Michigan next week.

— Tom VanHaaren (@TomVH) May 29, 2014



May 29th, 2014 at 10:15 AM ^

Sam Webb this morning: Isaac has a friend (maybe girlfriend) at Illinois, and is very good friends with the Northwestern DB commit (forget his name), both of which are lures to those schools.  Also, the hardship radius will be a hurdle for Michigan, given he'd have to appeal in order to play immediately given the distance between his home and Ann Arbor.  I think NW and Illinois are within the radius so he automatically would be able to play immediately. 

He hinted at a visit next week but didn't confirm.


May 29th, 2014 at 10:20 AM ^

spent some time recently in Champaign and it is a nice place, don't get me wrong, but its a postage stamp of civilization in the middle of a bunch of farmland.  I'm sure I'm wearing some maize colored glasses here, but I just can't see how that place can compete with Ann Arbor.  And the stadium is nice, but not even close to as impressive as the Big House.  If he picks U of I, he must really have wanted it...and if that's the case, more power to him and good luck.


May 29th, 2014 at 10:41 AM ^

Agree - visited Champaign last fall and I don't understand the appeal to any recruit, let alone a kid going to study Electrical Engineering.  It's just a very boring place, albeit I visted for about 2 days.


May 29th, 2014 at 3:13 PM ^

The Northwestern DB commit is Parrker Westphal. Parrker and Ty are cousins. By chance, I met Parrker's dad, Sam. We had a nice chat about recruiting long before Parrker commited to NW. Sam was not very impressed with they way Ty handled his recruitment. You'll notice Parrker handled his much differently. I provided Brian/Ace with Sam's contact info. Perhaps they should reach out and see if they can get some insight.


May 29th, 2014 at 10:43 AM ^

He is looking to get a hardship waiver (since he transferred for family reasons).  If he gets it, he can play this season but only for schools within a 100 mile radius of his home.  Northwestern is the only school that fits.  Otherwise, he'll need to sit out a year.


May 29th, 2014 at 10:21 AM ^

would pan out if he were able to play immediately.  We already have 2 highly ranked guys in the same class and this would make 3.  Depth, it is a nice problem to have, no?


May 29th, 2014 at 10:37 AM ^

I don't think he'd be able to play immediately (as mentioned above, only NW is within the 100 mile hardship radius from his home).  That being said, if somehow could it'd make a very interesting RB competition.

If he has to sit a year, does he get to count that as some sort of redshirt year, or does that take away a year of his eligibility?


May 29th, 2014 at 10:28 AM ^

Adding talent is always a good thing and I’ll be happy and excited if he does choose UM, but for some reason, I'm not really concerned if UM adds Isaac or not.

I think Green, Smith and others are more than capable of providing what Michigan needs. I don’t necessarily believe having another RB will automatically equal success for the future or is what the team needs to be successful.

At this point, I guess what I’m saying, is that I’d be more excited if some 4-5* defensive or offensive lineman had interest in transferring here.


May 29th, 2014 at 10:33 AM ^

"I don’t necessarily believe having another RB will automatically equal success for the future or is what the team needs to be successful."

If this is your only criterion, then I'm guessing no transfer would fit your bill. No 5-star lineman would automatially lead to team success. All the parts add up to a whole.