Tindal Names Terps In Top 5

Despite concerns of the stability of Maryland's coaching staff, Tindal puts Terps in top 5.

With his high school season underway and colleges expressing high interest in his talents, Corey Tindal has plenty of offers and options to mull over in the coming months.

The cornerback out of Stranahan High School in Fort Lauderale, Fl. listed Maryland, Bowing Greene, Minnesota, Florida International and Marshall as the schools in his top five. He has offers from each of the five colleges. As for his final decision, Tindal said he doesn’t have an exact timeline for when he will commit to a school.

While speaking highly of Maryland’s program, Tindal voiced concerns about how long the coaching staff will stick around College Park.

“I’m really liking their school, but the problem for me is I don’t know if the coaches are going to be there all four years,” Tindal said.

Despite his worries about future staffing, the Terps are still in the running for the 5-foot-10, 165-pounder. Tindal told TSR in late June that he did not plan on having a top five until late summer, a list he has since solidified to include Maryland.

“I am going to take it one day at a time,” he said. “I will just take care of my business and I’ll find a new home for the next four years.”

Tindal’s recruiting coordinator is Don Brown, the cornerbacks coach for the Terps.

“We talk at least once a week,” Tindal said. “We communicate.”

Sept. 2 marked the first day coaches could officially call players, and Tindal said Maryland was one of the schools he heard from. Florida, TCU, Marshall, Bowling Green, Western Michigan and New Mexico State also contacted him. A representative from Minnesota stopped by his high school Sept. 3.

Tindal said he spoke with Maryland primarily about his performance in Stranahan’s first game.

“We talked about how my game was and I talked to the running backs coach,” he said. “We had a good time on the phone.”

To open his final high school season, Tindal had seven tackles on defense and three carries for 103 yards on the offensive side.

As he makes plays for Stranahan, Maryland continues play early in the college season, and Tindal said he thinks the Terrapins are out to make an improvement over last season’s disappointing 2-10 record.

“They’re going to win more games this year,” he said. “This year and next year they are going to be much better and I’m hoping to see them do well.”

With his faith in the future success of the program, Maryland remains a solid contender in the recruitment of the valued cornerback.

Scout.com lists Tindal as a three-star recruit ranked No. 105 at the cornerback position.

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