Let’s just get down to it. Tuley-Tillman committed to WSU during an official visit to the Pullman campus earlier this winter. He then went about scheduling other trips, and his twitter account indicated his recruitment was anything but finished.
So, is he still committed to WSU?
“Yes, but the staff let me know that they’re still going to be recruiting other tackles while I’m taking my other visits.”
Since giving his verbal to the Cougars, Tuley-Tillman was adamant that he was still planning on taking other trips. Shortly after his verbal, he took a visit to Ole Miss. This spring, he’s planning on taking trips to Arkansas, Purdue, Illinois and Texas.
He’s also hoping to get back to the Palouse, though.
“I’m trying to find a cheap plane ticket to get out there (for the spring game),” Tuley-Tillman said.
WSU assistant Roy Manning has been the lead man in Tuley-Tillman’s recruitment, having had a previous relationship with him while the two were at Michigan. WSU assistant Ken Wilson has been the one in the most contact of late.
“Coach Wilson has been giving me updates and asking how I’m doing and things like that,” Tuley-Tlllman said. “Football wise, they know I’m in good hands and that I’ll be prepared because I’m training at a facility called EFT. Physically, I’ll be ready the first day of summer.
“The only really different thing or hold up about Wazzu is how the pass set is technically different. My o-line coach in Chicago has been helping me develop a traditional pro-style kick-slide technique where you don’t step with your inside foot like they do in the Air Raid system.”
This is something he’s been working overtime on to improve.
“Obviously it works for them (WSU),” he said. “They’ve gotten a lot of guys to the next level, but that would be the only big adjustment from a football standpoint to look at.”
Tuley-Tillman said he remains on pace to graduate from Michigan, with the spring commencement date set for April 30. Following graduation, the plan, for now, is to head to his college of choice, currently WSU, in early June.
Tuley-Tillman pleaded guilty to a pair of felonies last month. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Monday, March 28. For more from the Detroit Free Press, click here.