April 15, 2010

Tindal picks up a Big Ten offer

The multifaceted Corey Tindal is one of the top prospects on FIU's board for the 2011 class. Tindal excelled at defensive back, running back, receiver, and as a return man this past fall. The 5-foot-10, 175-pounder has been sitting on a single offer from the Golden Panthers for several months. The local university now has some competition from the north.

"I got an offer from Minnesota," said Tindal. "I got it in the mail today."

Tindal admitted little knowledge of the Big Ten university when questioned if he knew much about the Golden Gopher's program.

"Not really but I'm going to learn more," said Tindal. "I'm going to do my research now that they gave me an offer."

Despite the recent offer, the Golden Panthers still look to be in good shape for Tindal.

"FIU is talking good," explained Tindal. "They are still one of my top schools. FIU is a good school and I like their new stadium, I like playing on that field. I got to see more about their academic programs."

The proximity of the FIU campus to Tindal's home in Ft. Lauderdale may also play into FIU's favor, even though Tindal did not rule out the possibility of playing out of state.

"It is a factor in my decision. I would love to stay in Florida, but you know I got to do what is best for me."

This weekend Tindal will be participating in his second NIKE Football Training Camp, this one taking place in Gainesville. He is looking to improve on his strong performance at the Miami NFTC.

"At this NIKE Camp in Gainesville I'm trying to win defensive back MVP. Trying to get in at receiver so I can show what I can do on the other side of the ball, and pretty much show what I got. Show that I'm one of the top performers like I did at the Miami (NIKE) Camp."

Due to his family moving, Tindal is now attending Boyd Anderson after playing for Stranahan in the fall.

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