No Rush for Tandy

Tustin (Calif.) linebacker Edward Tandy will take an unofficial visit in November, but has no plans to take officials or make a decision until after the season...

Though he's projected to play linebacker at the next level, Tustin (Calif.) athlete Edward Tandy was just as much of a threat on the offensive side of the ball in the Tillers' 82-7 victory over Anaheim (Calif.) Western.

"Running the ball was probably the highlight for me. Coach decided to give me a few more carries so I did my best with them. I also broke a long 76-yard touchdown, so I was happy with that.

After the game, Tandy said that regardless of the weekend's opponent, the team never slacks at preparation.

"They may not have been the strongest team in the league, but that doesn't mean we play them any differently. We worked hard and brought it to them like we would any other team. We just came out with the win," he said.

The 6-foot-2, 225-pound player had another touchdown at the end of the first half and displayed an ability to rack up yards after contact while also impressing on the defensive side of the ball.

"I'm a very versatile player and could play on either side of the ball. I just try to do my best. I prefer playing defense, but I don't mind offense at all," he said.

Currently holding offers that include California, Colorado, Washington, and Nevada, Tandy has plans to unofficially visit one of those programs early next month.

"I'm taking an unofficial visit to Berkeley on November 10th so I can tour the facilities and check out the campus, but that's the only visit I have planned right now. With Cal, the academic program is one of the best. That's what I'm really looking into. I've seen a few of their games this season," he said.

Two of the programs have been recruiting him the hardest.

"Cal and Colorado are the two schools that I have been talking with the most," he said.

Tandy, however, is in no rush to take his official visits or make a decision.

"After the season I'm going to take all my trips and then pick the school I feel comfortable with and go with my decision based on that," he said.

In the meantime, he's continuing to work on his game and help the Tillers continue their undefeated season.

"I've most improved with my speed and becoming a more instinctive player. That's what I was working on, and I think I'm accomplishing it," he said.

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