Isaac Looking Elsewhere

Joliet Catholic (IL) Academy four-star running back Ty Isaac informed Northwestern coaches that he is no longer considering the Wildcats in his recruitment. He tells about that decision, and what's next for his recruiting process.

Northwestern assistant coach Adam Cushing called Joliet Catholic (IL) Academy running back Ty Isaac to inquire on his interest, and the four-star prospect an honest answer.

"I told him straight up, I'm looking in other directions in my recruitment," said Isaac.

Isaac, a 6-foot-2, 220-pounder, holds 18 scholarship offers, but has yet to name a list of favorites. However, he was not interested in the Wildcats, and wanted to be honest with the NU coaching staff.

"It's not based off anything they did, it's more of a personal choice," Isaac said. "I wasn't looking at Northwestern at all."

The running back would prefer to play in a pro-style offense at the next level, which was one of the factors in ruling out Northwestern.

"I just didn't have any interest in being there," Isaac said. "Nothing against them, it's just not a fit for me."

Isaac has a visit set for Notre Dame on Saturday, then will see Michigan and USC later this month.

At this point, Isaac is not close to setting a timetable for his recruitment.

"It's open right now," Isaac said of his recruitment. "I'm jsut going to hit these last couple visits then take it easy through April and May."

Chris Emma has covered recruiting, college football, college basketball and college baseball for Fox Sports & since 2009. He served as a writer for Big Red Report, covering Nebraska athletics, and is now the Publisher of, covering the Northwestern Wildcats.
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