"It's a place I've always wanted to be," Tidwell told Warhawk Nation . "I feel comfortable being there. I want to play in my town." Tidwell (6-1, 180) said that LSU made him an offer, along with McNeese State and Louisiana-Lafayette.
The Class 4A all-state performer hit .469 last season for a team that reached the state tournament. As a junior, Tidwell also claimed MVP honors in District 3-4A. A multi-sport standout, Tidwell played quarterback at West Ouachita but gave up football this season to concentrate on baseball.
He said ULM told him they intend to utilize his skills at shortstop at the next level.