He's going to Michigan. It's a great fit for the kid, with the education benefits, and the long history of great Michigan offensive linemen.
Sam Webb Interviews "Logie" Tuley Tillman
That kid went into Saban's office, and walked away with Michigan still as his leader. If that doesn't tell everyone what they need to know, I don't know what will.
A school like Alabama is trying to one up your deal from the time you declare. All it takes is another kid with a slightly sexier story and you’re on the waiting list. What kind of a deal is that?
He's going to make the right choice! It'll be Michigan baby!
i like having you on this board. it gives us an unbiased opinion about michigan football. and most users on here that are fans of other teams are obnoxious, and are homers about their team.
Laquan Treadwell interview with Sam on tomorrows recruiting roundup!
I am excited for the kid! Michigan would be proud if he wore the maize and blue!
He really appreciates where he's at in his life right now, and how awesome the opportunity is. His maturity really speaks volumes in this interview, and how grateful he is that he's getting an opportunity to go to all these great schools.
Sam also interviewed Laquon Treadwell and his mother this weekend, coming out today/tomorrow.
The Illinois kids (LTT, LT, TI, a little EP) have started talking about each others' schools of interest and Michigan is sitting in a nice spot right now.
Look how he lights up in this picture! Tell me this kid isn't going blue, haha. By the way, happy to have this picture be my 1,000th point.
Areas for improvement: eat more food.
Randy Moss looked like he'd been on a 3 year hunger strike coming out of high school.
1. His hands are HUGE
2. Get this boy some Wheaties, he's skinny!!!
Wheaties topped with bacon, sausage, and peanut butter, maybe.
Dude is a string bean.
3. Bright smile: could make up for some of the sheen we're losing when Denard graduates.
I realize it's inevitable, but your post just makes me sad :(
I'm not listening
except with your Hagerup user image, it's more like
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAUGH NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NOOOOOOOOOO
The talent in Illinois seems incredible this year. Could you clarify what you mean by "have started talking about each others' schools of interest"?
LT said he's been talking to other guys like LTT and Ty Isaac about the schools they like - and they all like Michigan a lot.
I don't want to take away too much from Sam's interview by flat out telling what they say.
I'm sure lots of people know, but I'm sure some have missed this. LTT and L Treadwell both train at Core6. This is a high end facility in Illinois. It requires (for most of them) a train ride, plus $60 dollars fee just to train there.
Two things jump out at me. One, this requires a huge sacrifice of time and money on their part to get there. Two, they might feel some camaraderie as a result of sharing the same facility.
I believe that there is a third Illinois prospect (for UM) that I believe trains there, but I am forgetting who it is. If anyone knows, feel free to chime in.
I don't know who 'trains' there regularly for sure, but Core6 does a showcase and most of the big-time 2013 Illinois guys were there.
Here's video I found on a quick google for "Core6 Showcase":
Tillman (I think it's free but I have a membershit, so maybe not and I didnt check)
I know a lot of the hype is about LTT, but Pocic still seems to generally be the held in as high or higher esteem than LTT. Same HS as Molk - I don't think that puts us in the driver's seat but it certainly doesn't hurt. McGovern not far behind them and he's been getting a lot of attention. I'd take any of these guys, and the list doesn't include Bosch.
Are they going to post part 2 or is that only for the paying subscribers?
Don't forget about bosch. He has us up there too and that kid is a monster as well. If we can sweep the state or get 3 or 4 this class could get crazy. Ty Issac is the one that strikes me as the hardest to get at this point. My favorite of the 5 is Pocic for sure. Watch his tape and you will know what I mean.
All those five guys are in the top 109 on Rivals. They're 5 of the 7 guys in Illinois in the top 250 (the other two are QBs btw, and something tells me we're set there). I would say that I'd love 2-3 of them because it might be a tad bit unrealistic to get all 5. If you get that, you're getting 3 of the best players in the country. If you get 4 or 5, you're probably gonna have the Macallan 20 of recruiting classes because you're doing an awful lot right.
If I remember correctly he had mentioned earlier in the week that Bama had become tied with Michigan in terms of a #1 school. Was that just said because he was coming off the visit?
I think Michigan has always lead for LTT, he just really liked his Bama visit.
He also mentioned in the interview that Michigan was his number one "hands down". Tide is #2.
Momma TT said she had a tear in her eye after Saban offered. But when she was here this weekend, she knew this is the place for Logie (I'm paraphrasing).
Logan sounds like a kid who is mature beyond his years. He's grateful for the opportunities he has, humble, and is going about his recruitment the right way. I'd be shocked if he didn't commit to Michigan in the end.
This is also relevant. Awkward spa cing has the same effect.
The pen is mightier
An album cover
is, according to Rivals, 6' 7" as a high school junior. He's goning to be one giant OT
Lots of tackles are 6'7" these days.
There isn't a single recruit in recent memory I have wanted in maize and blue more than this kid. He values family above all else, is high character, and knows the value of hard work and education because of where he has come from. He knows where he wants to go and he is beyond determined to get there. If you're on twitter you should be following him because his tweets inspire me all the time. Great kid.
You know all this about him based on a couple of interviews that you didn't do.
FYI..........all the people on dating sites and facebook aren't like they appear either.
TomVH would agree with me, that's all you need to know.
on pastries and baked goods.
I am not saying the kid isn't everything you say he is.............. most people will deflate your opinion of them. Just give them time or marry them.
I'm not saying you're wrong, but TomVH isn't infallible.
The state of Illinois has a lot of blue chip talent this year. Sad thing is that UIllinois is probably going to miss out on all of it. Happy thing is that there's a good chance a lot of it comes to Michigan!
The talent in Illinois isn't really that much higher coming out this year than most years (maybe only a little). The big difference is that Michigan is really going after a lot of that talent, and with Illinois trending down they have a pretty good shot at a lot of it. Another reason Michigan is going after a lot of Illinois players is because of how top-heavy the state of Michigan is. After the first group it tends to go down by a bit, so it makes sense to go after more Illinois players.
I agree about the rationale of going after more out-of-state players this year, because I think the in-state kids are a little short on talent overall...
...but I also agree with the above poster that Illinois has more talent than in recent years. Tuley-Tillman, Bosch, Pocic, Isaac, Alviti, Treadwell, Goebel, McGovern, Bailey... There are some good guys in there.
I'm saying there is typically a pretty good talent level in Illinois, and while this year may be slightly higher, it's not that extreme of an anamoly.
For instance 2012: Schutt, Diamond, Lunt, Voltz, Morrison, Jaleel Johnson, Gregory, Faith Ekakitie, Ryan Ward, Westerkamp, Standifer.
Point is, Michigan is simply going after more of them this year, and the talent is better, but not exaggeratedly better.
(I should note that in my previous post I say "Illinois is trending down" that I mean "University of Illinois is trending down", not the actual talent in the state)
disagree with the premise. Just ask Landon Collins' momma.
I suspect there are some chapters left in that saga.
...and she's still PISSED!!!
After seven visits before his senior year. I sure hope that Momma was very happy.
And also good for LTT that he's going to take all of his official visits. Obviously I hope we land him, but he'd be stupid not to check out all of his options. He's set a great benchmark with Michigan, and he'll see if any other schools come close. Obviously none have yet, and I hope none do, but he should be lauded for doing his research and keeping a level head on his shoulders about the process.
He would be a huge hall for our line. Alabama will not compete against us when academics comes into play.
What does that mean? Is that a paying players reference?
And he graduated from Alabama, cause while in the military, it was the only university that offered all their courses - online.
I like LTT..but im going to temper my love until he signs..we should have learned that the longer a kid holds off the more turns his recruitment take..hope he ends up Blue..talented good kid he seems to be
After the Diamond (and to a lesser extent Garnett) affair this year, I think you've gotta hold off on your love until a guy signs. That's not saying you shouldn't have prospects that you want or prefer. Just that when a player signs elsewhere on signing day, it's easier to swallow.
love this kid, but just got a bad feeling that he will be someplace else.
although if I was a long time michigan fan but a blue chip recruit I can't blaim him, I to would like to see whats out there and be treated like royalty
didn't diamond have an auntie near Ann Arbor as well? maybe its Barnet's aunt?
Who is Barnet?
Wake me up on signing day.
you're going to miss the whole season!
You mean we have former recruits already on campus who play in actual games for us?
I just have a feeling over the next decade that what ever their record, U of M will have a pretty great record when it comes to arrest rates, graduation rates, GPA, and sheer exccelence.
Nothing like a 6'7" monster with a nickname like that.. Love it..
This was a huge visit because it was his mom's first time being there with him. He's told me on multiple occasions that his mom was going to be a huge influence on his decision and the fact that she liked it so much could be the tipping point for Logan's recruitment. A big win this weekend for the coaching staff.
I would like to see this kid enroll early. I can't wait to see Hoke's lineman hit their junior and senior years.
i'm going to paint a picture,we need more than one O-Lineman.What happens when 4 or 5 guys commit? I'm hoping LTT commits before that happens. He has to commit earlier IF he wants to be a Wolverine!!!GO BLUE LTT!!!
In case you haven't figured it out by watching the cases of Josh Garnett, Jordan Diamond, Alex Kozan, etc., the chances of Michigan's large O-line class filling up anytime soon are very slim. There will almost certainly be room to take Logan Tuley-Tillman in December or January or even February if he wants to commit.
all signs are good. Now momma TT is on board.