Welcome to college football’s early signing period for the class of 2019! The Syracuse Orange will be adding new recruits from Wednesday to (maybe) Friday. As each player signs, we’ll be posting profiles here on TNIAAM. Next up? JUCO offensive lineman Darius Tisdale, who could challenge for playing time from Day one on campus.
Twitter Feed: @DTizzy56
Hometown: South Brunswick, N.J.
Previous School: Lackawanna College (Pa.)
Position: Offensive tackle
Stats: 6’5”, 295 lbs.
Commitment date: December 8, 2018
Ratings: Three stars by 247Sports and ESPN, but no stars from Rivals.
Other offers: Pittsburgh, Arkansas, West Virginia, Marshall and Rutgers
Dino’s projected nickname: “Darius ‘Ashley’ Tisdale”
Player Outlook: Both of this year’s starting offensive tackles will graduate, leaving two spots for the taking. Tisdale has the size and junior college experience to compete for a starting spot as soon as he steps foot on campus. A relative unknown when Syracuse started recruiting him, Tisdale’s recruitment was gaining momentum before he announced his commitment during an official visit. Expect for Tisdale to become a mainstay on the Syracuse offensive line sooner rather than later.