Willing to Wait

Willing to Wait

With over 25 scholarship offers, Peoria Manual (Ill.) junior offensive tackle Logan Tuley-Tillman knows which school is his favorite, but he's wiling to let other schools - like Wisconsin - try and change his mind.

MADISON - If 6-7, 300- pound offensive tackle Logan Tuley-Tillman was forced to make his college choice today, he would pick the University of Michigan without hesitation and without second guessing himself.

That what happens after he's visited the campus roughly six times (in part to see his aunt who lives 15 minutes away) and has more planned in the near future.

"The coaching staff is phenomenal," Tuley-Tillman told Badger Nation about the Michigan staff. "They are real up front with me and the Michigan offer represents a lot of tradition, so I don't know how anyone couldn't be excited about it and want to be a part of it."

Luckily for the rest of his suitors, Tuley-Tillman – a junior from Peoria Manual (Ill.) – is willing to hit the recruiting trail instead of committing to his early favorite. With over 25 offers, Tuley-Tillman has visited schools like Alabama, Iowa, Michigan State and Notre Dame and says those schools – along with Arkansas, LSU, South Carolina, Oregon and USC – are recruiting him the hardest.

"It's really an honor and a great opportunity that I have," Tuley-Tillman said.

One school that has started to come into the picture more is Wisconsin. Led by the recruiting efforts of defensive coordinator Chris Ash and offered by head coach Bret Bielema, Tuley-Tillman has been looking to arrange his first visit to Madison.

"They've been really vocal with me," said Tuley-Tillman. "I want to get there to at least look at the school to see what is has to offer. All the changes (with their staff) didn't affect me because it was the new staff that offered me. I really didn't even know the old staff."

Even though it's a new staff, Tuley-Tillman knows what Wisconsin offers him and his fellow big men.

"They are O-lineman U," Tuley-Tillman said of Wisconsin. "I've always watched them and really liked them since I was young. That is a big thing to me, and that actually had a player drafted that didn't even start (Bill Nagy – seven round in 2011 by Dallas). That really impressed me. That shows they know what they are doing up there."

With his phone seemingly ringing constantly, most people in Tuley-Tillman position would just wrap up their recruitment and pledge to the most comfortable choice, especially one he's visited a half dozen times and a school with family close by.

As of right now though, Tuley-Tillman is enjoying the process … which should get the rest of schools pushing for him a ray of hope.

"I really want to take my time because there are so many great places," Tuley-Tillman said. "I am going to go as it comes."

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