Offensive Tackle, 6-foot-7, 300-pounds
Manual H.S. (Peoria, Ill.)
National Rank: Four-star prospect, No. 24 OT overall
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His Recruiting Story
Logan Tuley-Tillman has been committed to the Michigan football program since last February and has been very vocal about his allegiance to the Maize & Blue ever since. He even went as far as burning a recruiting letter from rival, Ohio State and posting the picture on Twitter.
But really what has made Tuley-Tillman story a fascinating one, is his acknowledgment of growing up in the mean streets of Peoria, Ill.
“Coming from the hood down in Peoria, Illinois—I had nothing as of a year ago,” Tuley-Tillman told GoBlueWolverine.com. “So this is my life. This is what I want to do. I’m so passionate about this, I’m going to put everything in it. Cause when you come from nothing, you understand the hustle and drive.”
At 6-foot-7, 300-pounds, it’s easy to see why Tuley-Tillman had offers from notable schools like Ohio State, Alabama, Florida State, Notre Dame, and USC to name a few. Despite Michigan’s struggles against eventual national champion Alabama and the 8-5 record for the 2012 season, LTT’s commitment to the Wolverines’ never waivered.
“We are a part of Michigan, and we are ready to get Michigan back to where it was,” Tuley-Tillman said in a September interview. “Our O-line commits that we got right now, we are all in our home towns working hard. We know what’s coming. We are ready to get in there and put the time in and get to that level. ‘Cause if you look at our recruiting class, a lot of guys said no to Alabama. You’ve got to give kudos to them ‘cause they are a great team. But we are getting ready. We are preparing.”
Tuley-Tillman struggled with some weight issues this past summer, ballooning up to 340 lbs., but has since dropped the weight to a more manageable 290 lbs.
Rated Scout.com’s No. 24 OT tackle prospect, Tuley-Tillman took his talents down to the Under Armor All-American Bowl last month in Tampa, Fla. That’s where Ohio recruiting analyst Bill Greene was able to size up LTT versus tougher competition then he received while playing at Manual.
“He looked dramatically better (than he did last spring). He’s another guy that I don’t know about his football I.Q. It doesn’t mean he’s not talented. I would question how Michigan plays him. I would question the coaching he got in high school. He seems more like a basketball player to me than a football player, right now. But, he’s 6-foot-7, and he’s got long arms. And the fact that he lost all that weight tells me he wants it and dedicated. He’s a project, but you’ll take a project that 6-foot-7, 300-pounds, that is a basketball player. He was one guy that struggled maybe the most, and he admitted that. But he never got down on himself. He didn’t pout or sulk. He didn’t cry or wine. He really took to the coaching. We’ll see, he’s guy with a lot of raw potential there.”
Tuley-Tillman is a massive prospect at 6-foot-7, 300-pounds and plays with a lot of emotion on the football field. That being said, he has a lot of work to do. He’s an early enrollee and it will definitely benefit him to get involved in weight room activities. Like most incoming freshmen, he is a sure fire candidate to redshirt. He is more of a mauler or run blocking lineman, right now. With a couple of years in the program, he should be able to compete at a tackle position at Michigan.
"I'm not worried about the depth chart, because I'm more worried about becoming the best player I can be," Tuley-Tillman said in a recent interview. "I'm just blessed to have this opportunity and I'm going to give it 100 percent. I think my best football is ahead of me, and I'm looking forward to being coached up by this staff. My school is mostly a basketball school, so I have a lot to learn about playing the game of football."