What else did Tankersley and Coach Zebrowski talk about?
"He asked me about my athletic ability, height, weight, if I knew anything about Minnesota, how many offers did I have and what I thought about what going to college meant," Tankersley said.
Tankersley is a multi-talented player who has lettered in basketball, baseball, track and football. On the gridiron he runs the offense as a dual-threat quarterback but a position change is expected at the next level.
What position are the Gophers and other schools looking at him to play?
"Minnesota is recruiting me as a wide receiver, Clemson offered me as an athlete, South Carolina and Miami also want me to play wide receiver," he said.
Tankersley knows what he will be looking for in a school.
"Academics is the first thing and then someplace that feels like home," he said.
When asked about the prospect of playing with Jimmy Holmes at the next level Tankersley responded, "It would be real good to play with him. At least I'd know someone and I wouldn't be alone."
In the offseason the 6-foot-2, 190-pounder plans to work on his strength. In his junior year, Tankersley lead Silver Bluff to a 10-2 record by passing for 873 yards and three touchdowns, and rushing for another 1,520 yards and 21 touchdowns.