BEAVERTON, Ore. -- The minute Ty Isaac arrives, the chatter begins.
Take The Opening, for example. Isaac missed the first two days of the four-day event, but he arrived in time for the 7-on-7 tournament July 7 and 8. Once Isaac arrived, defensive backs and linebackers were on the prowl, anticipating their opportunity to get a shot against the Joliet (Ill.) Catholic Academy four-star running back.
"I like that," Isaac said. "And, trust me, it's vice versa."
While the 7-on-7 game isn't what Isaac is known for, Isaac showed his ability to be a pass-catching option out of the backfield. But that's not his specialty. At 6-foot-3 and 217 pounds, Isaac is a bruising downhill runner who loves using his size to his advantage in the running game. Isaac's stats were ridiculous in 2011. In addition to rushing for 2,114 yards and 45 touchdowns, he also averaged nearly 12 yards per carry.