The Wolfpack have been in touch with Tilmon this summer as he's played in high profile events like the Peach Jam and Nike Global Challenge. The 6-foot-10 Tilmon, regarded as the No. 16 overall prospect in the Class of 2017, wants to learn a bit more about N.C. State as he starts to talk to the coaching staff.
"They were saying I'm a good player, they want to keep in touch with me," Tilmon said of his talks with the staff. "They want to show me more about their school because I don't know too much."
Tilmon is taking an unofficial visit to Kansas this week and he's focused on seeing more campuses, especially schools that look to bring him on a tour. One of the major focuses of Tilmon's recruitment will be his academics.
"I don't care if I go far or anything. I'm just worried about my academics," Tilmon said. "If my academics are good, I have something to fall back on."
Known as a post player with good burst off of the floor, Tilmon is focused on showing some of the schools recruiting him that he can do more than play with his back to the basket.
"One thing I can do is shoot. I can shoot, I just don't. I try to just play hard and run the floor." Tilmon said.
"As far as that, the coaches know what I can do. I don't [focus] on it too hard. I just play through it."
Tilmon is not close to cutting a list and will attempt to take visits during the rest of his summer. During the spring and the summer with the St. Louis Eagles, Tilmon averaged 7.2 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game while shooting 63 percent from the field.