OL learned a lot after Stoutland visit

Andrew Tiller is a very talented Junior College offensive line prospect who received an in-home visit from Miami recently. Read on to see how that visit went, what was discussed, where the Canes stand, who else is involved, and more.

"Coach Stoutland came by earlier this week and was talking to me and my mother," Andrew Tiller said. "It was a real good visit -- very informative. I found out some things about Miami that I didn't know before. He was telling me how it's a private school with small classes. I thought, being in Miami, it was a big school. He was also telling me how the school itself isn't even in Miami. It's outside the city in a real nice area."

Tiller, 6-foot-5 and 350 pounds, was offered by Stoutland and Miami recently and Tiller sees a good opportunity at Miami.

"They need linemen," he said. "He was saying how he could use some Junior College guys to come in and make an impact right away. I like that because I'd like to play early."

The talented big man has become a major offensive line recruit in his second year at Nassau Community College in New York. He talked about how he ended up there.

"I was pretty good in high school," he said. "I won our county's lineman of the year award up here in New York. But no one really recruited me too hard because I didn't have the grades back then. That's why I came here to Nassau. It's worked out real well. I played last year but I'm actually getting a medical redshirt this season. I only played in three games because I dislocated a tendon in my right ankle. I missed most of the season but I've been rehabbing and I'm feeling pretty good now. I'm just about back to full strength."

Unlike most Junior College transfers, Tiller will graduate with three years of eligibility.

"I'll be able to play three more years because I'm redshirting this year," he said. "I'll graduate in May so I'll start college wherever I decide to go over the summer."

Miami isn't the only school chasing Tiller. He said a few other schools are coming hard after him.

"Rutgers has offered me and they're on me pretty good," he said. "I'm actually going on a visit there next weekend. My visit to Miami will be either on January 23rd or January 30th. I plan on taking a few more but I'm not sure where they'll be yet. N.C. State has offered me so I might check them out. Alabama and Minnesota are two other schools that should be offering real soon."

Despite his strong interest in Miami, Tiller isn't ready to name a favorite just yet.

"I'm just trying to keep my options open," he said. "I'm not ready to commit to anyone until after I take my visits. I'll just know when I go because I'll just get that vibe that it feels right."


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