- Scott Powers, ESPN Staff Writer
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CHICAGO – Snoop Dogg’s passion for USC football is undeniable, but who knew his fandom went as far following the Trojans’ recruiting?
After Snoop Dogg threw out a first pitch for the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Park on Thursday, he didn’t blink when he was asked about recent USC commitment Ty Isaac, a junior running back at Chicago-suburban Joliet Catholic Academy.
“I heard about him,” Snoop Dogg said. “Isaac. That’s a great pick up for SC. It’s tailback university. I heard he’s a great running back. That’s a great fit for him, you know what I’m saying. Coming into that tradition, take him to the next level really fast.”
Isaac was surprised to hear Snoop Dogg knew his name.
“That’s tight him knowing who I am,” Isaac said by phone.
Isaac, who is 6-2 and 215 pounds, recently chose the Trojans over Michigan and Auburn. He was the 2011 ESPNChicago.com Offensive Player of the Year and is ranked No. 68 in the ESPNU 150.
Isaac rushed for 2,629 yards and 41 touchdowns on 203 carries and caught 16 passes for 369 yards and six touchdowns during his junior season. He rushed for a state-record 515 yards and six touchdowns in a 70-45 loss to Montini in the Class 5A state championship.