Jim McElwain’s first full recruiting class just picked up another one.
Almost immediately upon arriving to Gainesville for his visit, ATH Tyrek Tisdale (Orlando, FL/Oak Ridge) gave McElwain his verbal commitment. Tisdale becomes the eighth commitment for the Class of 2016, which is highlighted by top corner Chauncey Gardner.
He’s an ATH by label, but he figures to play mostly running back, probably in a role not unlike the one Jeff Demps played, as a scat back. He’s not rated particularly highly, and he really needs to bulk up (198 lbs.) before getting to Florida. That said, there’s a lot to like about him. Like his speed. He could potentially find a role in the Florida offense as a change of pace back, and see some action on outside running plays or flare routes.
As was the case with Spencer Perry, don’t be scared off by Tisdale’s lack of national attention. There’s a long way to go in the recruiting process, and besides, some of the rankings are really influenced by who offers and where a kid commits to anyway. Make no mistake, this kid has some potential.