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From: Los Angeles, California
College: L.A. Valley
Los Angeles Valley Cornerback Geoff Tisdale was named a pre-season JC All-American this year after a freshman season which saw him record eight interceptions, 42 tackles, two fumble recoveries, and score four touchdowns. Two touchdowns were on interception returns and the other two were on fumble recovery returns. Originally hailing from Valencia, California, Tisdale expects to graduate in June of '06 and show up at his college of choice next fall with three to play two. The corner says Nebraska offered him a written scholarship one month ago and the Huskers are on his list of favorites.
Geoff Tisdale was known long before his freshman All-American season last fall. As a senior at Valencia High School, he was named the defensive player of the year in his league along with earning first team all-CIF honors. That season, he had 12 interceptions and returned four of them for touchdowns. He also had a kickoff return for a score. Interceptions for six is a common theme with this corner prospect, he has two picks this year for L.A. Valley and has returned one of them.
Tisdale grew up a huge Florida State fan and says that is where he would like to end up, though the Seminoles have not shown any interest to this point. "Deion Sanders is my idol. I have always wanted to be just like him. That is one of the main reasons FSU has always been my favorite team."
He currently lists FSU, Arizona State, USC, Fresno State, Oregon, Florida, and Nebraska. The Huskers were the first school to offer, and are the only offer to date. "They sent the letter to my coach a month ago offering me and I was pretty happy about it. I will be honest and say I do not know much about them. They send me a lot of mail. Growing up, I was always such a big FSU fan, I never paid much attention to Nebraska, or anyone else. I need to find out more about them."
Besides the Huskers, Tisdale mentions ASU and Michigan State as showing the most attention.
It appears that he will stop at nothing to be the best player possible. "I have the will to be better. I love football and everything I do is because football is in me. It is the reason I practice a little harder than everyone else and stay in the weight room longer. I am always trying to get to that next level."
Tisdale has not scheduled any official visits.
L.A. Valley takes on Ventura, this Saturday.