"I'm definitely staying in state," said 6-2, 200 pound running back James 'Tank' Tunstalle on Friday evening during an exclusive interview with Herd Insider at Marshall Stadium, while watching the Herd prepare for the upcoming GMAC Bowl.
Tunstalle is rated as a two-star running back, and the #82 prospect at that position, by theInsiders.com, which www.GoHerd.com is an affiliate of.
Tunstalle wants to major in broadcast journalism/communications in college, and said that academics are playing a part in his decision, not just football. "It's just the total of everything," he said. Still, most are projecting Tunstalle to play running back in college, despite the fact that some schools have recruited him to play defensive back. Tunstalle played some Safety and OLB in high school, but added, "I like defense. I like offense better. Offense is my first love."
When asked about what it was that attracted Tunstalle to the Marshall football program, the answer came easily. "They can throw the ball, and that opens up the running game," Tank added. Tunstalle also noted Marshall's fan base and their, um, rabidness. "They're here when there's losses, they're here when there's wins. I like that. Because through the hard times, they'll be with you."
Stay tuned to Herd Insider for more on Tank Tunstalle in the coming weeks.