Five-star prospect Jeremiah Tilmon was arguably the top performer at the NY2LA Futures Camp. His combination of athleticism and size was unmatched, and the 2017 prospect continues to be a hot commodity on the recruiting trail.
About his development as a player, Tilmon said, “Lately I have been working on shooting the ball more and being more aggressive. Also I know I need to get stronger. Beyond that running the floor is one of my strengths so I am working on doing that and getting easy buckets.”
When it comes to his recruitment, Tilmon says numerous schools are staying in close contact.
“I’ve been talking to Kansas, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, and I talk to North Carolina every now and then,” noted Tilmon.
One school that has especially paid Tilmon a lot of attention is Illinois. Tilmon has visited the campus several times and has built a good relationship with the staff.
“I like the program,” said Tilmon of Illinois. “I have a real good relationship with the coaches. Also I like the campus and have a good relationship with the players. Malcolm Hill is from where I’m from so he is like a big brother to me. I go to him as a mentor.”
Another school that has really picked up the heat is Iowa. Tilmon hopes to visit Iowa City soon, and likes what he has been hearing.
“I like the coach, he seems like a real cool dude,” said Tilmon. “He has been talking real to me. He says he wants to get me down there for a visit, so I like them a lot.”
At this point the interest from North Carolina is at the beginning stages, but Tilmon says he has been in some contact with the program.
“The assistant coach has been saying that they like how I play,” explained Tilmon. “He came to one of my workouts and liked what he saw, so now he just wants to get the head coach to come see me play.”
For now Tilmon says he is in no hurry to pick a program and intends to take his time and go through the visit process before issuing a commitment.