USC cornerback Isaac Taylor-Stuart headed to the NFL early, per report
Isaac Taylor-Stuart is headed to the NFL.
The fourth-year cornerback is “expected” to declare for the 2022 NFL Draft, according to On3’s Matt Zenitz, and forego his final two year of eligibility.
USC redshirt junior cornerback Isaac Taylor-Stuart is expected to turn pro, sources tell @on3sports.
Former top recruit who has made 19 career starts for the Trojans, including 11 this season.https://t.co/LDEFSPDJPJ
— Matt Zenitz (@mzenitz) December 28, 2021
Taylor-Stuart started 11 games for the Trojans this season and 19 for his career. In 32 appearances, the San Diego native had 80 career tackles, eight pass breakups, and two interceptions. He was primarily a backup defender and special teams player during his first three years with the program, but took over as a full-time starter in 2021.
After the season ended, he told 247Sports he was 50/50 on returning for another year, adding that he was still young and loved college football but he needed to talk things over with his family. But with a new coaching staff coming in and the floor reseting in Los Angeles, it’s evidently time to make the jump.
He was a high 4-star and blue-chip recruit coming out of the 2018 class. Taylor-Stuart was rated as the fourth-best corner, the fourth-best California prospect, and the 32nd-best overall, per the 247 Composite.