Top two sports athlete in Mississippi

DeMarcus Tidwell (WR, Grenada, MS) - When one ponders who will be the most highly recruited two sports athlete, lots of fingers will point to Grenada.

Tidwell excels on both the gridiron and the diamond.

As a junior, DeMarcus had close to 900 receiving yards and 8 TD's and is batting .638 with 4 HR's and 18 RBI's through 15 games.

The 6' 2", 175 pounder shows all the tools that are needed in either sport. So just where does Tidwell's heart lie?

"Baseball is my first love," added DeMarcus Tidwell. "It has been in my family for several years. That is all we do is play baseball. I love the game."

Having said that, Tidwell wants to bypass the draft and play both sports on the collegiate level.

"Hopefully I will get drafted and go back to college and play football and baseball and then go in the draft after college."

On the gridiron, DeMarcus feels like he solved one problem that he faced before the start of his junior campaign.

"I improved my fear. I was scared but I got over that. I have gotten a lot faster since my sophomore year. Now I am trying to get even more faster."

Speed is one of Tidwell main strengths, but he believes his leaping ability is his biggest.

"I can jump over just about anybody. I can make a move and then I can do something with the ball."

Which colleges are recruiting DeMarcus the hardest in football?

"Ole Miss, MSU, Florida, Clemson, Auburn, Vandy, LSU, Memphis, and Illinois."

Which college has been the most consistent in their recruitment?

"Ole Miss. They just send me a lot of letters, and they are always texting me."

Any leaders so far?

"Right now it is LSU. I just want to go to LSU for some reason. I do not know why. I have family in Baton Rouge, so I will not be by myself."

Who comes in after LSU?

"Ole Miss and then Florida."

What stands out about Ole Miss?

"They are right here by the house. I get a long with their coaches really well every time I go over there. I just like the environment around there."

And Florida?

"I have never visited there, but I like their coach and how they play. I also like their facilities too. They send a bunch of pictures with their facilities on the post cards. They look really nice."

Tidwell reports a 16 ACT and is unsure of his GPA.

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