January 11, 2012

Junior tackle will visit Ohio State

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This coming weekend, most Ohio State recruiting fans will be focused on the four official visitors coming to Columbus, however at least one elite junior will also be on campus in Peoria (Ill.) Manual offensive tackle Logan Tuley-Tillman. The 6-foot-7, 280-pound prospect was offered in December by head coach Urban Meyer and will make his first trip to Ohio State on Sunday as the Buckeyes host Indiana in men's hoops.

"Yes I'll be there," confirmed Tuley-Tillman. "This is going to be my first time there, I haven't been down there before, it's going to be fun. I'm looking forward to meeting the coaching staff and seeing what it's all about and just seeing what it's like up there and the atmosphere on campus."

Tuley-Tillman holds some big offers already with a list that is approximately 15 schools long. Ohio State has caught Tuley-Tillman's attention early on, thanks in part to the impression that Meyer made on the big tackle back in December.

"(The offer) was pretty surprising because it came directly from coach Urban Meyer," he said. "I just really want to get down there and see what it's all about. I remember playing with Ohio State on like video games and stuff and now it's a reality that I can actually play for them so it's pretty big for me."

With an offer list that is growing nearly every day, Tuley-Tillman is sure to have a lot of great options and he listed the schools that are standing out the most to him right now.

"Michigan, Alabama, Ohio State, Iowa, Oklahoma State, Boise State, LSU, Florida, there's a lot of schools (standing out)," he said.

In addition to the Ohio State trip this weekend, Tuley-Tillman has two other big unofficial visits coming up in the next few weeks.

"I'm going up to Alabama on the 28th (of January) and then on February 5th I'm going to Iowa," he said. "I'm looking to get a feel for just my comfort level and looking at the academic centers, how they do things and how they develop players beyond athletics."

On the field, like most young tackles, Tuley-Tillman has plenty of room to go before reaching his ceiling and he assessed his strengths and areas for improvement.

"I'm pretty light on my feet," he said. "I like run blocking and I'm good in pass protection. I want to work on like getting to the third level on guys and then just more technique work."


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