20 Questions: RB Ty Isaac

Ty Isaac, running back

Joliet (Ill.) Catholic Academy

6-foot-3, 217 pounds

What is your favorite thing to do on the field?

Aside from winning, scoring touchdowns.

What is your favorite thing to do off the field?

To relax.

If you could play a different position for one day, which would it be?


If you don’t play football for a living, what would you like to do?

Whatever I end up getting my degree in.

What is your favorite movie?

I don't know if I can pick a favorite, but the one that I watched most recently is "Django Unchained."

What song is at the top of your playlist right now?

"Rozay Flow" by King Louie.

Three words that describe your personality ...

Unpredictable, outgoing and cool.

Three words that describe your game ...

Patient, determined and aggressive.

Who or what do you credit the most for getting you to where you are now?

My mom and dad.

What is your individual goal for the season?

I want to come in this summer and compete as best I can to get on the field a lot as a freshman. It's hard to say what that will be in carries or yards, but just to come in as a freshman and get carries and make an impact.

Who did you idolize growing up?

My dad.

If you could play another sport in college, which would it be?


Something most people don't know about you is ...

I didn’t enjoy the recruiting process at all.

If you could have dinner with any three people, who would they be?

Michael Jordan, Jerry Rice and President Obama.

What is your favorite pregame meal?

I don't eat before games.

Best non-athletic talent?

I can play the piano.

Item you couldn't live without?

My phone.

What is your proudest athletic moment?

Probably the state game my junior year, even though we lost.

USC coach that you spoke to most during the recruiting process?

Coach [John] Baxter and Coach [Kennedy] Polamalu.

Primary reason for choosing USC?

I just fell in love with the school and the atmosphere. At this point, being committed for I don't know how many months, I'm really close to the guys on the team and the kids in my class, so it really does feel like family, and I'm not even there yet.