Player Profile: East Orange Campus LB Rammel Tisdale
Posted May 24, 2011 1:06 am
FinestPreps is always on the lookout for some of the top high school football prospects that you haven’t heard about!
Today we unveil another hidden gem from a state that is highly underrated as far as football talent is concerned.
We’ve already introduced you to St. Peter’s Prep class of 2013 phenom Tre Bell in New Jersey and today we look at another member of the Garden State.
This talented prospect actually plays for Tre Bell’s father (Marion Bell) at East Orange Campus High School (East Orange, New Jersey).
Who’s the talented phenom who’s currently flying under-the-radar?
I’m talking about East Orange linebacker Rammel Tisdale.
When you first take a look at Tisdale’s tape–you see an excellent power fullback in his highlights.
Blessed with excellent size (6’0, 235 lbs.), Tisdale bounces off of would be tacklers in the open field with ease.
The first tackler rarely brings him down and he’s a punishing runner in the open field.
His best performance as a fullback came against Irving last season–when he rushed for 104 yards on 12 carries (8.67 yards per carry) and one touchdown.
As a junior last year, Tisdale bruised and pummeled his way to the tune of 380 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 51 carries (7.45 yards per carry).
Tisdale’s highlights as a fullback are very solid but his highlights at the linebacker position will absolutely blow you away!
Blessed with freakish athleticism as a linebacker–Tisdale has one play in his tape in particular that will leave you shaking your head.
Tisdale approaches the line of scrimmage (10:44), then shifts to the inside.
Then right as the ball is snapped, he times the snap perfectly, leaps over the center, and sacks the quarterback before he can back out from under center!
That play alone shows me Tisdale can be a big-time talent at the Division I-A level at linebacker!
It reminds you of a cheetah snatching a zebra on the African plains!
There are only a few other times you’ll be able to witness a linebacker making a play like that but there have been some physical freaks who have done it in the past.
Ahmad Brooks (San Francisco 49ers) hurdled the center when he was at Virginia and sacked Virginia Tech quarterback Bryan Randall (YouTube: Please see: Crazy Ahmad Brooks sack).
Brooks, the former USA Today Defensive Player of the Year, racked up 117 tackles his freshman year at UVA.
He was also named a Butkus Award Finalist as a sophomore–the award given to the nation’s top linebacker.
Tisdale might not have a lot of hype and hoopla surrounding him now but I can guarantee you when coaches see more plays of him at linebacker (there’s a few plays on his tape below at the 10:00 mark)–he should garner plenty of attention in the recruiting process.
He’s got excellent instincts and “off-the-chart” athleticism for the position.
Even though he only started six games last season for East Orange Campus, he racked up 78 total tackles (49 solos, 29 assists) and four sacks!
His exploits as a linebacker were good enough to land him first team all-conference and first team all-county honors.
As far as his college plans are concerned, Tisdale is hitting the camp circuit this summer.
He’s headed to a camp at Rutgers and Temple later this summer.
It would be surprising if this gifted class of 2012 prospect didn’t land a Division I-A scholarship after it’s all said and done.
Look for his recruitment to heat up sometime in the future!
Wade Peery is the senior writer for FinestPreps.com. He can be reached by e-mail at email@example.com. All comments and feedback are welcome.
Check out his Rammel Tisdale’s junior highlight tape below–courtesy of Hudl.