UW Lives Up to Tindal's Expectations

Hoping to flip another player in the 2014 recruiting class, Wisconsin rolled out the red carpet for Lauderdale Lakes (FL) Boyd Anderson defensive back, and Indiana commit, Derrick Tindal, as the three-star athlete nears a final decision.

MADISON - After the secondary struggled in the final two games of the season, Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen and his staff made recruiting cornerbacks a higher priority in the weeks leading up to the national signing period.

It's one of the main reasons the Badgers targeted Lauderdale Lakes (FL) Boyd Anderson defensive back, and Indiana commit, Derrick Tindal in mid-January, and why Wisconsin rolled out the red carpet for him during his official visit over the weekend.

"It was a fun trip," Tindal told Badger Nation. "It definitely lived up to my expectations."

Tindal – a three-star cornerback ranked No.119 in the country by Scout.com – spent most of the weekend hanging out with UW's players and developing a relationship with the coaching staff, who only started heavily recruiting him this month and offering him last week.

"They were very nice people," said Tindal. "They were 100 percent truthful and there ain't no flaws with them. The players were cool, too, taking me in and showing me around."

The 5-11, 165-pound Tindal also spend a good chunk of time Saturday going to Wisconsin basketball's sold-out game against Michigan, hanging out with Florida natives George Rushing and D'Cota Dixon in the process.

"That was loud," said Tindal of the game. "That was one of the things I definitely enjoyed. It was like a big party. We just had a good time."

Tindal initially said he was planning on making a final decision this week, but admitted that late scholarships from South Carolina and TCU have caused him to pause. Tindal said he is considering visits the next two weekends, but nothing is set in stone.

"I don't know what I am going to do yet," said Tindal. "I am still working it out. I really don't know if I want to take any more visits. They are kind of getting tiring."

While Tindal admitted his official to Wisconsin closed the gap, he still is committed to the Hoosiers.

"Indiana is still my number one right now," said Tindal. "I am just going to wait it out and see."

Tindal plans to make a final decision known by signing day, which is February 5.

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