USC 5-Star Commit Ty Isaac: Scouting Report, Video Highlights and Predictions

Andrew KulhaSenior Analyst IIISeptember 25, 2012

Via 247Sports
Via 247Sports

Ty Issac is a 6'2'', 215 pound five-star running back out of Joliet Catholic Academy in Joliet, Ill. and he's currently verbally committed to play football with the USC Trojans.

Issac has all the tools to be a game-changer at the running back position for Lane Kiffin and the Trojans, but what exactly is he bringing to the table?

Here's my scouting report of the five-star running back as well as a prediction for what he can become at the college level:


Scouting Report

First off, Issac possesses a combination of incredible size and speed for the running back position. At 6'2'', 215 pounds he has the size of a power back, but according to 247sports he runs 4.45 40, which is pretty elite.

The combo of speed and size is going to make him incredibly hard to take down, even at the college level. He'll be able to play physical at the line of scrimmage but then burst through the second level and outrun corners and safeties. He really is a duel-threat runner.

You can really see Issac do everything you look for in a running back in these next few clips. Below, here's the start of the play, where it appears that Issac is running a counter.

The defense does a good job of setting the edge though, so Issac turns inside and gets his body moving up-field in a hurry, which shows good agility, vision and natural football instincts.

Next, he displays his ability to be a power runner by putting down his shoulder and literally running over the defender.

Finally, he finishes off the compete run by turning on that second gear all elite runners have and scores the touchdown.

He literally displayed every trait you look for in a running back in just that one play. This kid has the potential to be the real deal.



You're looking at a player that can be the complete back at USC. We've seen the Trojans have both speed backs and power backs, but they literally will be getting both in Issac.

He'll be able to be effective in goal line situations, but he can also be a home run threat for Kiffin and his squad. There are also highlights of him being effective at wide receiver, so he can be utilized in the screen game, or even as a slot receiver in certain formations.

Issac has the potential to be one of the most complete backs to wear the USC uniform in years, and that's saying a lot.

It's tough not to expect great things from the young running back, and I expect he'll be one of the big names in college football soon enough.

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