CB Tidwell Hoping To Stir Teams This Summer

"I think I'm a good overall cover corner. I can jam you, I can cover you with the deep ball, it's whatever. I can do anything (I need to do) at corner," said the 5-foot-11, 183-pound corner who runs a 4.45-40 time.

DETROIT - Southwestern cornerback Troy Tidwell wants to see his phone ring and his mailbox fill up after the summer season.

The corner who is rated a one-star by Scout.com is among a group of Detroit high school players who have the size and skills to play at the next level but who are bubbling under the radar.

"I think I'm a good overall cover corner. I can jam you, I can cover you with the deep ball, it's whatever. I can do anything (I need to do) at corner, said the 5-foot-11, 183-pound corner who runs a 4.45-40 time.

Tidwell is putting together a highlights tape to send to prospective schools and plans to hit the Summer camp circuit. He is one of a group of players who want to gain more exposure heading into their senior seasons.

He reports he's hearing the most for Michigan and some from Purdue, Wisconsin and Iowa, but only a little from Michigan State.

"They've sent me a couple of letters and I went down their to visit and I liked it but they haven't sent me much mail so far," he said.

He understands, he believes most coaching staffs have seen very little of him and he hopes to turn that around by going to them.

"I plan on going to their camp on June 9th," he continued.

Tidwell says academics are very important to him and a fair chance to compete for playing time. "I don't want to go somewhere where I can't get a fair chance to compete for playing time. I don't want to be in a situation where a guy plays just because he's a senior, if (an underclassman) is the better player."

He reports that he has had a few conversations with defensive line coach Ted Gill and defensive backs coach Harlon Barnett.

He said he was disappointed that he did not hear from more teams after camping at the US Army All-American bowl in San Antonio, but said he believes more interest will drum as his senior season begins.

GSN will keep tabs on one of Detroit's better skilled players all summer until he makes a commitment.


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