Isaac Taylor-Stuart, a 4-star DB from California, is one of the top uncommitted recruits in the country for 2018. And he has waited until National Signing Day to commit, meaning one lucky program will receive a big-time gift to end the signing period.
Here are five things to know about Taylor-Stuart:
1. Isaac Taylor-Stuart is one of the nation’s best cornerbacks
Taylor-Stuart is not a 5-star recruit, according to 247Sports’ composite rankings, but he is one of the top 4-star prospects and the No. 32 recruit in the country for 2018. He has a rating of 0.9827. To compare, offensive tackle Brey Walker, 247Sports’ final 5-star recruit, has a rating of .9836.
In addition, Taylor-Stuart is one of the best players at his position and in California. The 6-foot-2, 187-pound Helix High School product is the No. 4 recruit in the state. Meanwhile, he’s the fourth-best cornerback in the country for 2018 behind Patrick Surtain Jr., Tyson Campbell and Olaijah Griffin.
2. USC is the favorite to land Isaac Taylor-Stuart
Taylor-Stuart has more than 50 FBS offers from seemingly every major program around the country.
But entering National Signing Day on Wednesday, USC appears to be the clear frontrunner to land him.
According to 247Sports’ Crystal Ball Predictions, the Trojans have an 85 percent chance of landing Taylor-Stuart. Alabama is second at 12 percent, and Texas A&M in third (4 percent).
Taylor-Stuart went on an official visit to USC on Jan. 12.
3. Isaac Taylor-Stuart played in the 2018 Polynesian Bowl
Taylor-Stuart took part in the 2018 Polynesian Bowl, held Jan. 20 in Aloha Stadium on O`ahu, Hawai.` The event is a premier high school game for players of Polynesian ancestry.
Taylor-Stuart played for Team Mauka, which suffered a 31-14 loss to Team Makai.
4. Isaac Taylor-Stuart has recently explored options beyond USC
Despite USC appearing to be the heavy favorite for Taylor-Stuart, he’s continued to pursue his other top options.
After the Polynesian Bowl, Taylor-Stuart took what many viewed as a very successful visit to Alabama on Jan. 26.
5. Isaac Taylor-Stuart has yet to release an announcement time or location
ESPN will have loads of National Signing Day coverage on Wednesday, including announcements from 10 prospects ranked in the top 100 of the outlet’s 2018 recruiting rankings.
Taylor-Stuart will not be one of those players.
In fact, he has yet to publicly announce where or when he’ll make his decision on Wednesday.
And based on his pinned Tweet, both of those factors still seem up in the air.
DMs open if you’re trying to host my commitment or make my commitment video. Anybody is welcomed
— ITS 1️⃣ (@Kingathlete5) January 28, 2018