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Louisville, Notre Dame latest to offer four-star outside linebacker Alan Tisdale

Greensboro (N.C.) Page outside linebacker Alan Tisdale has added some major scholarship offers recently and spoke with Scout about his recruitment.

Alan Tisdale had another great season last fall and helped lead his team to a 14-2 record. 

Louisville offered a few weeks ago.

"It's a huge offer and I was shocked," said the 6-foot-3, 205-pound Tisdale. "I had always wanted Louisville to offer. They play fast and have had some great players. I feel like I'd fit in well there. They've also had a lot of success recently and that's definitely impressive.

"(Wide receivers) coach (Lonnie) Galloway is recruiting me and I've only talked to him a few times, but I'm looking forward to continuing to develop a relationship with him. I'm going to visit sometime next month and I'm ready to see how they run there defense and what spot I'd play. And I obviously want to learn more about the academics."

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Notre Dame offered a few hours later.

"The history and overall tradition at Notre Dame is amazing," said Tisdale.  "It's also a huge offer. They want me to visit soon, so I'll probably go up there during spring practice. I'm looking forward to learning more about the academics and football program. I also want to learn about what role they would want me to play if I go there.

"Two of the coaches from Wake Forest -- (defensive coordinator) coach (Mike) Elko and (linebackers) coach (Clark) Lea -- are there now. I was really close to them at Wake Forest, so I was excited when they offered. They always stay in touch and want to know how I'm doing."

Besides the two aforementioned schools, Tisdale, who claims no favorites, holds offers from NC StateNorth CarolinaVirginia Tech and Wake Forest among others.

His last trip was to NC State a few weeks ago.

"It was a good visit and I spent a lot of time with (defensive coordinator) coach (Dave) Huxtable," Tisdale said. "He's recruiting me hard and said he wants me to come visit more. He also said they'll have a bunch of linebackers graduating after this season and I'd have a chance to play as a true freshman.

"My favorite part was the basketball game. I also got to try on the new jerseys and gloves. And I was able to see all the facilities. I plan on visiting again soon."

Tisdale hopes to narrow his list of schools at the beginning of football season.


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