One of the Nation's Best Thinking TCU?

TCU is hoping to sway the #24 OT in the country from Michigan. The 6'7" 295 pound offensive tackle would provide instant relief to the TCU offensive line.

The TCU Horned Frogs have been ravaged by injuries this year and been forced to play two true freshmen and a sophomore at offensive tackle. With the class of 2013 drawing closer to signing day, the Frogs are hoping to land a top flight tackle prospect that will provide depth and possibly battle for playing time next year.

Enter Logan Tuley-Tillman; the 6'7" 295 pound tackle out of Peoria, Illinois is currently committed to Michigan but is still listening to TCU, USC, Alabama and others. caught up with Tuley-Tillman to get his take on the recruiting process and to see if the Frogs have a legitimate chance to pull him away from Michigan. The big lineman says a few schools have made a big impression.

"I recently got offered by TCU" said Tuley-Tillman. "There's a few more too but I'm excited about the TCU offer."

"They're a Christian school and they've got great weather all the time down there" he said. "I talk to coach Haverty a lot, he calls me all the time and he just lets me know what it's like down there and he tells me what the staff is like down there."

The 6'7" lineman says he recently dropped weight from 330 pounds to 295 pounds through hard work in the weight room. He wants to compete for early playing time and knows he'll need to be in the best shape possible to do so.

Tuley-Tillman says while he's committed to Michigan, he admits he's listening to what a handful of other programs have to say.

"I'm listening" he said. "I'm not going to lie, I'm definitely listening and I'm interested in what they've got to say."

With offers on the table from Michigan, Florida State, Notre Dame, Alabama, USC, Ohio State, TCU and many of the other top programs in the country, Tuley-Tillman has a tough decision ahead.

Another factor to consider is conference affiliation and the hulking lineman says the Big 12 is one of the nation's premier leagues.

"It would be great to play in the Big 12" he said. "There's a lot of great, great competition down there like Oklahoma, Texas and those schools. It's definitely big time college football."

During the summer of 2012, Tuley-Tillman was selected to play for Team USA under 19 National team and enjoyed a great experience while he represented his country. While practicing with his Team USA teammates, the rising star from Illinois struck up a friendship with current TCU commit, Sammy Douglas.

"Sammy Douglas is pretty cool" said Tuley-Tillman. "He played on the Team USA under 19 National team with me in the summer time."

"He was reppin' (TCU) a lot out there too, he always wore the wristbands and stuff but he always spoke very highly of TCU."

While Michigan has a no visit policy for their commitments, Tuley-Tillman says he's giving a few other schools at least a chance to make an impression.

"I'm thinking about making a visit down there but Michigan has a strict no visit rule" said Tuley-Tillman. "For me to make a visit down there, it would have to be something pretty interesting and pretty attractive for me to go see."

"I can't lie and say I haven't thought about it though."

As far as other schools that may be able to sway him in their direction, Tuley-Tillman says USC and Alabama are two programs that stand out.

With his early graduation date fast approaching, Tuley-Tillman says that he's set up to enroll at Michigan and that it would take something really special to change his mind and pull him away.

"I can't lie and say I haven't been thinking about a few other places but I'm going to graduate early and right now it looks like I'm going to Michigan" he said. "I'll have to see what the coaches have to say."

With the interview winding down, Tuley-Tillman interjected one last compliment in favor of the Horned Frogs.

"TCU is definitely a great school and I'm really interested in them" he said. "To get an offer from them really means a lot."

Stay logged on to to see where this talented young man ultimately winds up. Will he head to Ann Arbor or will he pull a shocker and bring his talents to Ft. Worth? We'll have you covered until his final decision is made.

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