Logan Tuley-Tillman visiting tonight

Submitted by Steve Lorenz on February 4th, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Logan wasn't able to make it into Ann Arbor last night, but let me know this morning that he's there now and that he will be at the hockey game against Miami tonight.

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Steve Lorenz

February 4th, 2012 at 12:33 PM ^

His recruitment has really taken off.....among the great offers he's already gotten, he's starting to hear from schools like Oregon and Oklahoma as well. The only major programs I can think of that he hasn't at least heard from are Florida and Georgia. I'd have to look again, but I am pretty confident that those are the only two. 

Also, FWIW, I would ignore his fall in the 247 rankings. 

Old Country Blue

February 4th, 2012 at 11:39 AM ^

It's good seeing him on campus so much, gotta love the chance you have with a kid who spends this much time around the program and coaches. Logan will be a tough pull just because of how many schools are after him and will soon be after him. You certainly can't say Hoke and his staff haven't done an outstanding job of evaluating and offering top talent across the country.

MAZandBLUE

February 4th, 2012 at 12:02 PM ^

This thread in contrast with the one 6 lines down is a perfect example of recruiting in a nutshell--the fact of the matter is we as fans have no idea (about how visits actually go, first/second/fifth/sixteenth choices, if a recruit actually even steps foot on campus, etc.). We can speculate all we want, but it's just that. Trying to decipher any of this is a waste of time.
<br>Wake me up when it's over on 2.6.2013.

BrownJuggernaut

February 4th, 2012 at 12:49 PM ^

It'll be interesting to see what his reaction is after this visit. As far as going to non-football games, I can't think of a better place to take someone if you want them to commit to your program or your school than Yost Ice Arena. I feel like it's the quintessential Michigan sports experience. If you aren't overcome with the passion that Yost breeds, I don't know what will get you. 

huge

February 4th, 2012 at 4:07 PM ^

A Michigan hockey game is the "quintessential Michigan sports experience"?  I've never been to Yost since I'm not really a fan of hockey in general.  Maybe those hockey players living in the apartment above me when I first moved to AA turned me off (too much indoor hockey noise).  But anyway, tell me why it would be worth going to a game...even if I don't like hockey.

BrownJuggernaut

February 4th, 2012 at 5:14 PM ^

I think college hockey has some of the best environments in college sports. It's a popular enough sport where there is a dedicated following, but it doesn't get the same coverage as football and basketball. That has allowed it to have a sort of cult dedication from its fans. Now, keep in mind that I'm coming from the opinion of an alumnus, so much of what I say has come out of standing in student sections. 

The main reason I think Yost provides the quintessential Michigan sports experience is because it is an environment that is focused on the game. While Michigan Stadium is the biggest stadium in the country, there are always people in the student section who aren't necessarily in the game. They're there to get sun, they're there to take their pictures, etc. The fan dedication is a little more dilluted.

Yost isn't like that. The people who go to Yost go to Yost because they like hockey and moreover, Michigan hockey. The arena itself is small and intimate and the crowd is right on top of the ice. The fans are loud and unruly and IMO everything that college fans should be. 

I'm sure some will agree, and many others will disagree, just my opinion.

Johnny Blood

February 4th, 2012 at 5:54 PM ^

Yost is a special place.  The fans, the passion... as Nigel would say, it's an 11.  You really can't compare it to the football experience.  I am by far a bigger fan of the football team, but I still think the Yost experience is a better game-day atmosphere. 

Trying to think of a good analogy... maybe Cameron for Duke basketball?

john22

February 4th, 2012 at 6:22 PM ^

DON'T MENTION JORDAN ANY MORE.Logan has already been on campus 4 or 5 times,it's early but that has to say something right?GO BLUE!!!