Michigan may have gotten the piece they needed on offense this week as highly sought after running back Ty Isaac announced Thursday on Twitter that he would be transferring to Michigan.
The five-star running back from the 2013 recruiting class played one year at USC, rushing 40 times for 236 yards and two touchdowns. He came out publicly stating that he wanted to transfer to be closer to his ill mother in the Midwest. The other college Isaac visited this week was Illinois.
The question now becomes if he will be active on the roster for the 2014 season. The NCAA normally requires transfers to sit out for one season, however under the NCAA hardship waiver Isaac may be allowed to play for the Wolverines this season.
“I decided that I’m going to transfer to Michigan,” Isaac told edgytim.com Thursday. “I had a good visit there, and it’s just the place where I feel the most comfortable. I didn’t want to drag all of this out and see a ton of schools. Michigan was in my final three when I committed to USC, and the reasons I liked Michigan are still very much in place.”
The Wolverines needed a running back more than any other position as Michigan had the nation’s No. 102-ranked rushing offense last season. Devin Gardner, their quarterback, compiled nearly a quarter of their rushing yards and was their only real consistent rushing attack.
I will be attending the University of Michigan this year
— Ty Isaac (@TyIsaac) June 5, 2014