Know Your Recruit: LB Tariquious Tisdale

By John Davis, Oxford Citizen

If the men who coach Tariquious Tisdale are correct, then Ole Miss may have one of the most versatile defensive players in the SEC in the next few seasons. The Rebels’ most recent verbal pledge, Tisdale has the entire package, speed, power, raw strength and the overall ability to make game-changing plays.

In short, the Lexington, Tennessee native has a frame, and a skill set, similar to that of former South Carolina defensive end standout Jadeveon Clowney.

“My coaches told me when Clowney was still playing college ball that’s who I played like,” Tisdale said adding he felt he could be better than the first round pick.

Being compared to Clowney isn’t a stretch when you consider that Tisdale measures in at 6-foot-6 and weighs 255 pounds. He may end up being compared to another player in time, like former Alabama standout Dont’a Hightower, because he will play linebacker at Ole Miss. Tisdale, who made his decision public on Saturday evening via Twitter, chose the Rebels over Tennessee.

Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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