ASA RB Deion Tidwell had a huge sophomore season for the Avengers, but so far, he's still waiting for his first offer

2016 ASA RB Deion Tidwell (5-8, 212) is the top JUCO tailback still looking for a place to play in 2016. JCFootball.com caught up with the talented runner recently and he gave us the lowdown on where things stand and what sets him apart as a runner...

"For the most part, I can do whatever my team needs me to do," Tidwell told JCFootball.com over the weekend. "I'm basically going to do what I have to do as a runner. If that means I need make guys miss, then I can juke, but I can also lower my shoulder and crack the long run if need be.

"I really never actually labeled myself, but I think I can do every aspect of running the ball as a running back."

As a sophomore this season for the Avengers, Tidwell use his compact build and 4.52 speed to rush for 1,426 yards and 11 scores and he received First Team NJCAA All-American honors for his effort.

With his skills running the ball and his overall productivity, it's hard to believe, but he has yet to haul in his first offer.

"So far I don't have any offers, but I have had a few talking to me," Tidwell noted. "It's been schools like Arkansas, Ole Miss, Purdue, UAB, Utah State and some smaller schools too. 

"My coaches have also talked to Louisville and Coastal Carolina about me."

As a prep, Tidwell enjoyed a solid four years at North Little Rock (Ar.) High School, but he went unoffered and unsigned.

"I wasn't a qualifier, so I started to look around at my options," Tidwell recalled. "I really didn't know about junior colleges and ASA really wanted me to come and play for them and they showed me the most interest. I really liked coach (Chris) Boden. He's the one that got me up here."

Tidwell is on pace to finish up his academic work in May and he will have three years to play two starting in the fall of 2016.

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