Sunday, February 19, 2012
Another OL commit for U-M
By Tom VanHaaren
The Wolverines landed the seventh commit of the weekend with tight end Jake Butt, and figured why stop there? The coaching staff received the eighth commit of the weekend, No. 11 overall, with offensive lineman Logan Tuley-Tillman (Peoria, Ill./Manual).
Logan Tuley-Tillman never hid the fact Michigan was his frontrunner.
Tuley-Tillman had Michigan as his leader for quite some time and felt as though the time was right to make his decision.
"It feels so great. Honestly I just came to a realization that these other places were great opportunities, but Michigan is where I belong," he said. "I told my mom and called my dad, and then I called Coach (Darrell) Funk and Coach (Brady) Hoke. Coach Hoke's wife was yelling when I told them."
As he said, he knew the time was right, and he can breathe a sigh of relief now that his decision is out of the way.
"It's unbelievable, a long time ago they told me that the best feelings are when you were born, and the next is when you figure out what you want to do in life, and I'm supposed to be a tackle at the University of Michigan," he said.
After seeing Kyle Bosch (Wheaton, Ill./St. Francis), Chris Fox (Parker, Colo./Ponderosa) and David Dawson (Detroit/Cass Tech) pull the trigger, it was a wise choice for Tuley-Tillman to get on board now before the spots fill up.
Michigan needed to put together a solid class as they are losing at least four offensive linemen after this season, and the coaches are on their way to building an outstanding offensive line class with these additions.
Tuley-Tillman says he will now put on his recruiting hat for the Wolverines, and is ready to make his next trip to Ann Arbor.
"I'll be back up there this weekend to celebrate," he said.