Back from LSU

Scout.com three-star defensive end Marcus Tillman took an official visit to LSU this weekend. Tillman talks about his visit to Baton Rouge and if he will take a visit to Alabama this weekend.

"The visit to LSU went really good," said Marcus Tillman. "I really enjoyed being around all the players. I had a lot of fun with them. Tyson Jackson was my host this weekend. He was a real cool guy."

"I enjoyed hanging out with the coaches as well. The visit with all of them was alright. They were telling me if I needed to take my final visit that I should."

Though Tillman is considering Alabama and Ole Miss, his visit to Baton Rouge helped the Tigers.

"LSU is a great school," he said. "It's close to home, and the coaches are very good. They play good defense, and they have a great academic program. Everything there is pretty high-tech."

Tillman remains a soft verbal commit to LSU, and he will take his final visit this weekend to Tuscaloosa.

"I will visit Alabama this weekend," he said. "Coach [Mike] Shula and coach [Sparky] Woods came to visit me at my school last week. The visit went really good. I think coach Shula is a really good coach. The way he has turned the program around at Alabama with what he has had to work with is impressive. I was real shocked at how young he was."

"Alabama is a real good school. It's a great defensive school, and they have a winning football program. I like the coaches a lot. The defensive coaches are great."

Tillman was in Oxford last weekend for an official visit with Ole Miss. The Rebels have been hot receiving commitments from several players in the Magnolia State.

"Ole Miss is a great school," Tillman said. "Coach [Ed] Orgeron is going to turn that school around. Everything there is changing, and they are going to be a lot better."

When asked a time-frame for his decision Tillman replied, "I plan to make my decision maybe a day or two before signing day. I don't know what I will base my decision on. I will have to sit down and pray. I will ask God to show me what I need to do."


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