Three-star RB Tyrek Tisdale commits to Florida

By Adam Silverstein
March 27, 2015

Three-star running back Tyrek Tisdale (Orlando, FL) announced Friday on Twitter that he has verbally committed to the Florida Gators.

“I’ve Officially Committed To The University of Florida,” he wrote.

Tisdale (6-foot-1, 199 pounds) received an offer from Florida on March 1, took part in the Gators’ Junior Day two weeks ago and returned to Gainesville last weekend for an unofficial visit. He was also on campus Friday to watch spring practice.

The short but obviously sweet courtship resulted in him committing to the program over offers from Cincinnati and Illinois, among others.

A student at Oak Ridge High School in Orlando, Tisdale currently plays for Elijah Williams, the school’s head football coach and a former Florida running back (1994-97) under Steve Spurrier who led the team in rushing yardage in 1995 and 1996.

Though Tisdale is currently a rusher himself, it was Gators’ defensive coordinator Geoff Collins who celebrated the prospect’s commitment on Twitter. The player himself tagged a pair of Florida secondary commitments in his own announcement, leading to speculation that he may be moved to defensive back once he gets on campus.

Tisdale is the Gators’ eighth commitment for the 2016 cycle and the fifth to verbally pledge to join the program this month. All but one of Florida’s eight commitments are rated as three-star prospects, according to the 247Sports Composite.


  1. Michael Jones says:

    After watching a Wisconsin team with 1 5 star, 2 4 stars, 3 3 stars, a 2 star and an unrated player getting all the minutes beat a UNC team loaded with McDonald’s All-Americans (including a Florida Mr. Basketball. . ugh!) last night to advance to the Elite 8, I am even more convinced than ever that these coaches know a lot more about talent and what will work for their programs than the recruiting services do. So I’m not sweating the number of stars 1 bit.

    Welcome, Mr. Tisdale! Show’em how wrong they were for not making you a 5!

    Go Gators!!!

  2. Rakkasan says:

    Oh great, another three star guy. Good thing we’re loading up on those guys before anyone else gets them because all Alabama, Auburn, and FSU will be stuck with those four and five star guys. Boy are they suckers.

    • Michael Jones says:

      Whiner Nation.

    • Dave K says:

      Rakkasan, what is the significance of these numbers? 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 26, 27, 30 & 31 ?? Those are the 2012 NFL draft positions in the first round, of players picked, that had 2 or 3 star rankings coming out of high school. A total of 14 players in the first round that had 2 or 3 star rankings by Rivals. Imagine that. Your snide negativity reflects your lack of knowledge and exposes you as a ‘fan’ who rates NO STARS whatsoever. Just Sayin…

  3. Timmy T says:

    My alma mater!!!! Welcome aboard Tyrek!

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