Tindal to Decide from Two

One of five official visitors on campus this weekend for Wisconsin, Lauderdale Lakes (FL) Boyd Anderson cornerback, and Indiana commit, Derrick Tindal will decide which Big Ten school he's going to play for following his Badgers official.

With the amount of effort the Wisconsin coaching staff has put into his recruitment, it's no secret that Plantation (FL) four-star cornerback Chris Lammons is the Badgers top remaining target at that position.

At least that's the impression of Lauderdale Lakes (FL) Boyd Anderson cornerback, and Indiana commit, Derrick Tindal, who received his offer from the Badgers this week despite having barely heard anything from the coaching staff or the program.

The 5-11, 165-pound cornerback believed the Badgers extended him an offer as a back-up plan to Lammons, who is deciding between UW, South Carolina and Florida State.

Tindal calls it a positive that the Badgers are interested, but also a motivator that he wasn't Wisconsin's first choice months ago.

"My whole life I've been underrated," Tindal told BadgerNation. "I don't look at it as disrespect, but it makes me feel different about the situation. Basically I don't train to be number two … but I am thankful for the offer. I am always thankful for an offer."

Tindal was intrigued enough by Wisconsin that he is taking his official visit this weekend, joining wide receiver George Rushing, offensive lineman Kaleb McGary, defensive back D'Cota Dixon and Wisconsin committed linebacker T.J. Edwards.

"I am going to go there, it's a good school, and check it out," said Tindal. "It's a big school. I know whenever I could do I can prove people wrong. Whatever I go, they are going to be happy they get me. I hope the visit goes great."

Tindal's conversation with Wisconsin head coach Gary Andersen and cornerbacks coach Ben Strickland was one of the main reasons that the three-star cornerback – ranked No.119 in the country by Scout.com – wanted to see the school in the first place.

"They said they want some aggressive, fast corners," said Tindal. "I am both of that. Those are my traits. I can go in and they said they want to give me some early playing time. It's up to me how much playing time I get, so that's understandable.

"Coach Strickland is a nice guy. He's been telling me a lot about the program because he's been there. He makes me think that I can play for him for four or five years."

Tindal committed to Indiana Jan.7 and received an in-school visit from the Hoosiers coaching staff on Thursday.

"I told them I was taking the official (to Wisconsin) and they were comfortable with it," said Tindal. "Basically I am done after Wisconsin. I am not going to take any more visits. I am committed to Indiana, so of course they probably don't want me to take visits, but I am done after this. I talked to Coach Wilson and told him that."

Tindal said he will decide between the two Big Ten schools in the days after his Badgers official.

Badger Nation Top Stories