'They are definitely on me the hardest'

DeMarcus Tidwell (WR, Grenada, MS) - Who is the top two sports athlete for the '08 class?

You could make that argument for several players throughout the Magnolia state, but many will point towards Grenada when making their case.

DeMarcus plays football and baseball and put up some pretty impressive numbers as a junior.

In football, the 6' 1", 185 pounder had close to 900 receiving yards and 8 TD's while being named All-Conference, Division, and All-State. On the diamond, Tidwell batted .623 with 6 HR's, 23 doubles, and 5 triples.

Just what is DeMarcus' first love, football or baseball?

"Baseball," added DeMarcus Tidwell. My whole family played baseball. My brother, David Tidwell, played for Alabama. It is just in our blood."

Does DeMarcus plan on signing a baseball or football scholarship for the next level or is going straight to the MLB draft in his plans?

"I want to go to college and play both sports and get my degree. The (MLB) league will always be there. I will probably sign a football scholarship with the understanding that I can play both sports."

Which football camps does Tidwell plan on attending this summer?

"I know for sure I am going to Ole Miss. That is really the only one I have set in stone."

Where else would DeMarcus like to camp, if he can?

"LSU and Auburn."

Who are the main colleges involved in Tidwell's recruitment?

"Ole Miss. They have been coming by the school a lot. They have been talking to me, sending me a lot of stuff through the mail. They are definitely on me the hardest."

Is Ole Miss Tidwell's only offer?

"Yes sir."

What stands out about the Rebs?

"I like their campus, and I like their baseball program. And you know, it is just right down the road. I just like everything about Ole Miss."

Who is closest to offering DeMarcus next?

"I do not know, but I hope it is LSU. I just like them for some reason. And Auburn has been writing a lot."

Which colleges would Tidwell like to hear more from?

"Alabama and Arkansas."

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