Alan Tisdale capped off a busy summer when he traveled to NC State for the Alpha Wolf Showcase that was designed for Dave Doeren's most wanted players. Even though Tisdale's focus has shifted to high school football and the season that is almost here, he is still thinking about recruiting.
Tisdale (6-3, 195) is one of the best junior football players in North Carolina. He proved he was one of the best sophomores last season with a 120-tackle season that included plenty of highlight moments from sacks to big hits and interceptions. He's bigger than ever and is keeping up the speed that has led to offers from NC State, North Carolina, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and others so hopes are high that he's ready to follow his breakout 2015 with another season with that kind of production.
Page does not have a BYE week all season long so that cuts into the amount of travel time Tisdale would have on the weekends. He does still intend to take in some college football action as a visiting recruit however.
Tisdale's plans are subject to change but he is thinking about trips to NC State, North Carolina, Penn State and Virginia Tech for games whenever he can find the time to get out to each of those places.
Whenever he gets to NC State next it will be the fourth time he has been to the school. The Alpha Wolf Showcase was Tisdale's third time visiting.
"It's been a little while since they've contacting me. I would say like two weeks. I was at their last camp of the summer, the one with all the recruits. It was different. There was more time to chill. It was more for the recruits they were showing stuff to. They were mainly showing the stuff they have for us in the future."
Tisdale said he is comfortable when he visits NC State but he's still getting to know people at the school.
"I feel like I'm getting familiar with them now. I'm close with Coach White. He's been recruiting me since I think my freshman year. Our relationship is building up. I think he's going to be on me hard these next couple of years."
NC State offered Tisdale at the Alpha Wolf Showcase so that offer is still fresh in his mind. When the Pack offered Tisdale the coaches stressed that they were impressed with how he runs to the football and how he throws his weight around when he plays.
North Carolina and Clemson are other schools Tisdale visited this summer.
"UNC was pretty cool. I always love going up to UNC," said the Page junior. "Coach Kap is the main person I know at UNC. We have a good relationship. Clemson's pretty cool too. I love it."