LB Channing Tindall of Spring Valley has been a big reason why his team is 6-0 and ranked fifth in the state in the 5A ranks. Tindall leads a defense that’s allowing only 12 points per game. His emergence as a national recruit has been just as pleasing to him but he’s not about to be his personal adventure above his team goals.
“Senior year, a 6-0 start, I can’t ask for nothing more,” Tindall said after his Thursday practice. “Freshmen are stepping up, sophomores, everybody is stepping up doing what they are supposed to do, just trying to get the ring, that’s the goal.”
Tindall was not a heralded recruit following his junior season but hard work in the off-season and some impressive camp outings raised his recruiting identity and the offers started flowing in.
“I tried to look at everything I did wrong last year,” Tindall said. “Last year I was kind of looking at formations and didn’t really know where to go. I was just going where the ball was. Now I’m looking at guards, seeing pulling guards, looking at tackles, I know exactly where I need to go.”
Tindall’s last recruiting visit was an unofficial one to USC for the Kentucky game. He was not back at USC for the Louisiana Tech game last weekend.
“South Carolina has the best entrance and the best fans I’ve ever seen in the nation,” Tindall said. “That’s hands down. No one else tops them. TJ Brunson (LB) is doing his job and they’ve got some incoming players I know that are impact players. There could be a lot of change at South Carolina.”
Tindall also has Georgia, Florida, Florida State and Auburn on his short list. He still has not determined his official visit dates nor a timeline for a decision.