January 12, 2012

Tuley-Tillman enjoys time at Michigan

Peoria (Ill.) Manual junior offensive lineman Logan Tuley-Tillman recently made his third trek in just over two months to Ann Arbor. The 6-7, 280-pound prospect brought along a friend - class of 2015 Normal (Ill.) Community quarterback Josh Kirshenbaum - and also enjoyed some new experiences this time around.

Academics will be a very important part of Tuley-Tillman's eventual college decision. It's very important to the big lineman that football players are seen as student-athletes, and not simply athletes. Michigan's support staff impressed him with their presentation of Michigan's academic plan for football players.

He also managed to get recruiting pitches from the Wolverines' coaching staff, and - as we're used to hearing by now - 2013 Warren (Mich.) De La Salle quarterback commit Shane Morris.

Although Michigan is in very strong position with Tuley-Tillman, there are plenty of other contenders for his services. His size is what draws coaches' attention, but his abilities to move all 280 pounds effortlessly, and to drive defenders down the field are what have earned him scholarship offers from the likes of Arkansas, Notre Dame, Oklahoma State, and several others.

He plans to visit as many schools as possible before making a college decision. That means his initial plan - to commit to a school prior to the start of his senior year - may be pushed back.

He'll cross one of those schools off his to-do list this weekend, when he heads to Columbus to experience Ohio state for the first time. Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer is personally recruiting the Illinois lineman, and he's a priority for their 2013 class.

Tuley-Tillman also plans to take a trip to Alabama on Jan. 28, and has a busy schedule to fit in all the visits he can. Although Michigan is in good position, they're in elite company near the top of his list.

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