Tidwell performing well at camps

Derrick Mahone/Douglas County Sentinel

Douglasville native and Landmark Christian rising senior Lofton Tidwell has visited several college football camps this summer. He has offers from Stetson and Davidson.

Lofton Tidwell is just like most rising senior high school football players.

The Douglasville native and Landmark Christian student is making the camp rounds.

And he is drawing a lot of attention with his workouts.

A few weeks ago, Tidwell attended camp at Georgia and was named to the All-Dawg team. He has also camped at North Carolina, North Carolina State, Georgia Southern, Samford, Davidson and Wofford. He plans on visiting Coastal Carolina next month.

"Everything has really gone well at these camps," Tidwell said. "I think I'm getting some pretty good looks at these camps. I have gotten good responses from the coaches. It is just a matter of me working hard and getting better."

Over the last three years, Tidwell has been one of the top Class A running backs as a two-time all-state player. Coming into his senior season, he has rushed for 3,506 yards 47 touchdowns.

The 5-foot-11, 210-pounder has been offered by Davidson and Stetson, a pair of NCAA Div. I Football Championship Subdivision schools.

The schools play in the Pioneer League, which is non-athletic scholarship.

"They are good academic schools," Tidwell said. "I feel real good about the schools that are offering me."

And Landmark coach Wayne Brantley said any school would be lucky to get Tidwell.

"He is an extremely hard worker and a good leader," Brantley said. "Lofton is like the coaches dream. Whatever school gets Lofton is getting a gem."

Tidwell can play multi-position such as fullback, receiver and tailback. This season, he will play some at middle linebacker for the War Eagles.

Brantley said that Tidwell will also be used at quarterback in the "Wildcat" scheme.

"He is just too good not to have on the field," Brantley said. "We want to get him out on the field as much as possible."

Tidwell said he is up for the challenge and knows it will require a lot of endurance to play multi-positions and both ways during his senior season.

"I'm pretty excited about it," Tidwell said. "For me, it is just another way that I can help our team."

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