Purdue, Louisville showing plenty of love to 2020 phenom DeVito Tisdale
Often times it can take prospects in the state of Kentucky a little more time to emerge on the national recruiting scene. But Class of 2020 Bowling Green, Ky. athlete DeVito Tisdale burst onto the scene following a breakout freshman season, earning offers from several programs like Tennessee, Kentucky, Louisville, Purdue and others.
Tisdale's stock has continued to rise after an excellent sophomore campaign and while his team is in the playoffs, he's hoping to get out and make some trips before the fall is over.
"I've been up to Louisville for a game earlier in the year and now I'm going to take some more visits this month," Tisdale told Rivals.com "I'll be at Purdue this weekend then back again there on Nov. 25 and I'm going to Louisville Nov. 11 and Nov. 18."
The busy schedule is partially to make up for lost time for Tisdale, who has spent the season playing a major role on one of the best teams in the state.
"It's up to me right now to keep up with coaches because I'm young," Tisdale saidl "So I've been sending them my tape and trying to keep in touch with coaches at different schools now I want to get out and see some campuses."
Tisdale was at Louisville earlier this fall when the Cardinals lost to Clemson and he said the Cardinals continue to show him plenty of interest.
"It was a great atmosphere and that would be a great place to play at," Tisdale said. "They just didn't bring it that game like they usually do. I'm excited to see them play again, though."
Initially some schools offered Tisdale as a running back but he said Louisville is pitching him a role on defense.
"They're going to need defensive backs in my class," Tisdale said. "That's the beauty of it, they want me to stay in my home state and come up there and make plays."
As far as the Boilermakers, Tisdale is very familiar with the coaching staff from their days at Western Kentucky and that bond has carried over since the move to West Lafayette.
"Our coach's son works at Purdue so he knows what I can do and he tells me I can be special at Purdue," Tisdale said. "It's a great city and a great town up there, I'm excited to visit."
This offseason will be a busy one for Tisdale as he plans on taking more trips aroudn the country.
"I want to get down and see Miami, Florida State and Alabama," Tisdale said. "Those would be big offers for me but I'm going to need to camp and show what I can do and I plan on doing that a lot this offseason."