Lauderdale Lakes (Fla.) Boyd Anderson cornerback Corey Tindal has had one school out front for his services for a while now and his leader's improved play on the field this season has him even more convinced it could be his future home.
"Maryland is still my leader," Tindal said. "It is because they show a lot of love. I really like the program. They are winning this year and it seems like their coaching staff is going to be around a little longer due to their winning."
The 5-foot-10, 174-pound defensive back is in regular contact with Maryland defensive backs coach Don Brown.
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"We talk about a little bit of everything," Tindal said. "We have a good connection. He coaches my position, cornerback, so we talk about how I can come in there and contribute. He talks to me like my position coach."
While Ralph Friedgen's program is on top, Tindal has yet to set a date to make his way to College Park.
"Not yet," Tindal said. "It will probably be after the season."
The Terps will not be the only program that he checks out. He said that while Maryland is on top, nobody has really been eliminated.
"Marshall, FIU, Bowling Green, and pretty much everybody else is still in it," Tindal said. "I don't know about Minnesota without their coach. I am not real sure what is going on over there right now."
"I plan to take all five of my officials," Tindal added. "I know I want to see probably Marshall, Bowling Green, and Western Michigan."
Tindal, who is ranked the No. 68 player in the Sunshine State, is looking for something off the field and in the classroom to help separate his finalists.
"I am going to look a lot at their graduation rate, that is my main focus," Tindal said.
For Boyd Anderson, Tindal is playing both running back and defensive back. Offensively, he said he has racked up nearly 900 yards on just over 100 carries. Defensively, he has an interception and around 40 tackles.