Tiller holding Nebraska offer

The Huskers are in some states that typically they don't have a big presence, but it seems that they are being fairly well received. One of the states that Nebraska is hitting hard is Georgia and one of the players from the Peach State that has a Nebraska offer is Fred Tiller. Tiller, a safety/cornerback, says that Nebraska is recruiting him hard, but they might be too far away.

Fred Tiller from Homerville (Ga.) Clinch County is a 6-foot-1 and 180-pound defensive back who doubles as a track star. The track season for Tiller just wrapped up for Tiller and spring ball starts in a couple of weeks.

"Things are good," Tiller said. "We start spring football on May 2nd. We just got done with track last week. I ran the 200m, 4x100m, long jump and high jump.

"We didn't go to state. I qualified to go, but I didn't go. I qualified in the 200m. My best time this past year was like a 23.2. It was somewhere around there."

Track is about getting in shape, getting faster, but ultimately its filler. It's passing the time until Tiller can put on the cleats again and get back out on the football field.

"It feels real good. I have missed it. I have been working hard to get ready for this. I have been working on my speed. I have been doing a lot squats and I run with a weight vest."

Tiller is at standout on both sides of the ball for Clinch County, but he's primarily being recruited a couple of different positions on defense. Tiller says that quarterbacks have a lot of difficulty throwing to receivers he's covering.

"I am playing wide receiver and safety. Schools are looking at me to play safety or cornerback. I play hard when I am on the field and I think that is what teams like in me.

"I like to hit people too. It's hard for receivers to catch the ball on me because I am physical with them and I can jump. They can't go up and just pull it down. I can jump."

There are four offers on the table right now with an SEC team being the first team to offer him a couple of months ago. Tiller says that his college decision will depend on the how he fits with the team, the scheme on defense and distance.

"I have four offers right now. I have offers from Nebraska, Mississippi State, Florida Atlantic and Georgia State. The first team to offer was Mississippi State. They offered about two months ago.

"I am looking at everything when it comes to picking out a college. I am looking at how I fit in with the team, looking at the defense and I don't really want to go too far away from home."

When trying to explain which schools are too far Tiller did say that Nebraska might be too far away. He would consider taking an official visit to Nebraska though to see if he should reconsider that thought.

"I think that driving distance is far enough. I don't know if Nebraska is too far away or not. I don't know, maybe. I would consider visiting them, but they might be too far away."

The new Nebraska secondary coach has been recruiting Tiller and they have only had a brief chance to talk. The Nebraska staff has been more in touch with Tiller's coaches at Clinch County.

"Coach Corey Raymond has been recruiting me. I haven't really got a chance to talk to him. He called me and told me I had an offer. My head coach has been talking to him a lot."


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