Orlando defensive back Tyrek Tisdale has joined Maryland's stable of defensive backs, as the three-star recruit signed his National Letter of Intent to play for coach DJ Durkin and the Terps Wednesday.
On the 247Sports Composite, Tisdale is rated the No. 16 all-purpose back and the No. 92 Florida prospect in the class of 2016. He's the fourth Floridian secondary commit of this Maryland class, joining cornerbacks Antwaine Richardson and Elisha Daniels and safety Elijah Daniels.
Tisdale's exact role in Maryland's secondary isn't clear, as the major recruiting services generally classify him as an athlete or all-purpose back but not with a specific positional designation. Perhaps that's a good thing for defensive coordinator Scott Shafer and secondary coach Aazaar Abdul-Rahim, who can mold Tisdale to contribute in any number of ways.
After all, Tisdale's definitely talented. His offers list is an impressive one, featuring Ohio State, Miami, Louisville, West Virginia and Florida. Maryland has mined the state for a lot of under-the-radar prospects in recent weeks, but it never hurts to get someone who's earned the approval of the scouting community at large.
Watch Tisdale's announcement here:
Tyrek Tisdale Live #SigningDay Ceremony at Oak Ridge High School in Orlando, FLPosted by Tyrek Tisdale on Wednesday, February 3, 2016