COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Buckeyes hosted three of the country’s top young quarterbacks on Friday for their first one-day camp of 2017 and left a very good impression on one of their top 2019 targets. Texas 4-star prospect Grant Tisdale, offered by Ohio State in May, loved his time in Columbus.
“I left very impressed by Ohio State,” Tisdale told Land of 10 following the camp Friday night. “My parents couldn’t come but my grandfather was with me and he left impressed as well. From the coaching staff to the facilities they had, everything was top-notch.”
Tisdale was as advertised on Friday. He has above-average arm talent and excellent velocity, but as a player who has never started a varsity game, there are parts of his game that need ironing out. The Allen, Texas, junior-to-be was glad to get the chance to work with quarterbacks coach Ryan Day and coach Urban Meyer.
“[He told me to] just relax and have fun, because it’s my first full season starting, so just enjoy it,” Tisdale said of Day’s standing message.”He also told me that to play this position, you have to have a short-term memory and things are going to happen that I don’t like, but it’s how I respond to them. That is what matters.”
What Tisdale did like was an opportunity to share conversation and time with Meyer.
“I talked to him for about 15 minutes, in his office,” Tisdale said of Meyer. “He showed me his national championship rings and stuff like that. I was excited, just to be talking to a college football legend. He’s actually a very calm guy, I can tell he is really competitive and wants to win.”
A week ago, Tisdale was in Austin, Texas, visiting Tom Herman and the Longhorns, who have not offered. There’s a good chance that comes this fall when there’s more game film to evaluate. He will return to Texas this summer — he also wants to visit Oklahoma — but knows there’s a chance this could be a two-team fight. There’s no decision coming anytime soon, for what it’s worth.
“I still want to give every school a chance right now,” Tisdale said about his top schools. “But, I don’t know, maybe it’s Ohio State or Texas. Around this time next year, big news will be dropping.”