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Clemson's history stands out to Peach State RB

Travis Tisdale is the latest in a line of top football prospects from Lowndes High in Valdosta, Ga.

Tisdale, a 5-foot-11, 180-pound running back in the class of 2019, rushed for more than 1,000 yards and 16 touchdowns as a sophomore last season while averaging nearly eight yards per carry.

LSU pulled the trigger on his first offer in February. Ole Miss and Kansas have offered since, while schools such as Clemson, Arkansas, Georgia Tech, Kentucky and South Carolina are showing interest.

Tisdale is highly interested in Clemson and hopes to visit the school again after attending the Orange & White spring game in April.

“I would love to come back to visit,” he said. “I would love to get an offer.”

Clemson running backs coach Tony Elliott told Tisdale during the visit that he is interested, as well.

“He was just telling me to keep doing what I’m doing,” Tisdale said. “He said I’m a very smooth running back and that he has his eyes on me.”

Tisdale, who is also a track standout, feels his speed is one of his strengths as a running back.

“I would say my speed and my ability to catch out the backfield and get away from defenders,” Tisdale said, “and reading my O-line when they’re opening up gaps for me to go through.”

Growing up in a military family, Tisdale has moved around the map. He was born in Andrews, S.C., and lived in New Mexico and North Dakota before moving to Georgia when he was in middle school.

A native of the Palmetto State, Tisdale has kept up with Clemson and South Carolina’s teams over the years.

As for Clemson, the program’s rich history stands out to him.

“I love the way they play their game,” Tisdale said. “It would be a huge honor to play on a field with a team who has a bunch of history like the Clemson Tigers.”

Tisdale’s recruitment is wide open, and he should continue to pick up offers. Some will likely come this summer as he plans to camp at a number of schools.

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