Tuley-Tillman makes strides at SMSB, video included


Among the Michigan contingent of six commitments participating at the Sound Mind Sound Body Camp last week, Peoria (Ill.) Manuel offensive lineman Logan Tuley-Tillman felt he had something to prove after a subpar showing at a recent Nike Camp. Having dropped some weight since the camp that hurt him in the recruiting rankings, the young lineman noted that he had a good showing.

“I felt I had a good performance out there,” he said. “I made some strides in my game, which was really nice. Then having Dave Dawson next to me too, it was a good thing. Because if I lost a rep, he would win the next one.”

Working out with at the camp gave Tuley-Tillman a chance to learn directly from a variety of college coaches, including his future offensive line coach Darrell Funk. He noted that he learned valuable lessons from those encounters.

“They told me I have all the physical gifts of any left tackle out there, but it’s just getting the technique down and being disciplined with it,” explained the young lineman. “I’ve made strides with technique, it’s really the discipline part that is most important right now.”

Tuley-Tillman found his name in the headlines recently after posting a picture of himself burning an Ohio State recruiting letter on his twitter page. What started as a joke exploded into extensive media attention and even threats from angry Buckeye fans.

With Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer among the speakers and participating coaches at the Sound Mind Sound Body Camp, Tuley-Tillman noted that the event created an uncomfortable moment or two, but that his overall experience was not affected.

“I haven’t talked to [Meyer],” he stated. “It was kind of an awkward thing. It was meant to be a joke and people blew it out of proportion. They’re great coaches and they didn’t say anything about it. They just went about their business like professionals.”  

View video of Tuley-Tillman in action at the camp below.


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