USC Coach Lane Kiffin has received a verbal commitment from Illinois standout… (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles…)
USC could be thin at tailback this season, but the Trojans moved to shore up the depth issue for the future by getting a verbal commitment Tuesday from Ty Issac.
Issac, 6 feet 3 and 215 pounds, will be a senior at Joliet Catholic High in Joliet, Ill. He rushed for a record 515 yards and six touchdowns last season in a state championship game.
"I had a great feeling about USC when I first visited the school and it just felt like me out there,” Issac told the Chicago Tribune. "I know that even when I take football out of the picture I'll be getting a great education and a degree from USC. I really wanted to go to a school that offered the best mix on and off the field, and for me that is USC."
USC is also regarded as a leading contender to land Stockton Lincoln running back Justin Davis.
USC's tailback corps was thinned by the departures of Dillon Baxter, who was kicked off the team, and Amir Carlisle, who transferred to Notre Dame.
Senior Curtis McNeal, third-year sophomore D.J. Morgan and redshirt freshman Buck Allen are the returning tailbacks. Tre Madden, who was converted from linebacker to tailback during spring practice, suffered a season-ending knee injury.
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USC football: Tailback Ty Issac commits to Trojans