Tisdale Collects First Offers

Defensive end prospect Tariqious Tisdale is well on his way to being one of the most coveted players in the state of Tennessee for the 2016 signing class. The Lexington High (TN) product had a huge game Friday night. He followed up that all-state quality showing by collecting offers from the SEC. With options in hand from Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Tennessee, Tisdale may have all he needs.

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"I was hoping that I was going to get some early offers, but I didn't think it would happen this fast," said Tisdale. "Tennessee, Mississippi State and Ole Miss all just offered me this past week."

The Rebels got the ball rolling when they reached out Friday afternoon.

"Ole Miss called the school and talked to me and a couple of other players around 1 o'clock," said Tidale. "I found out after the game that they were offering me a scholarship.

"I haven't heard from them since they offered, but that was just a couple of days ago."

The Volunteers quickly followed suit.

"Tennessee offered me and I have heard from them every day since then," said Tisdale. "I am a Tennessee fan, so that was a big offer."

The Bulldogs of Mississippi State extended their offer Saturday evening after the Bulldogs win over UAB.

"I got a message on twitter to call Mississippi State," said Tidale. "I called and talked with them and they told me that I had an offer from them."

While Tisdale still has plenty of time to decide, the 2016 standout already has a leader.

"I would have to say Knoxville is on top," said Tisdale. "I like all of the talent that they are bringing in and I believe they're going to build something big again.

"I plan on going to see all of the other schools too, but Tennessee is my leader."

Tisdale is being recruited to play on the defensive side of the football.

Some schools have mentioned defensive end of linebacker, the talented junior reports that he has no positional preference.

"I just want to be on the field," said Tisdale. "I can play linebacker or end. I just want to play where I can help the team and play early."

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