Tillman solid on LSU
Marcus Tillman
Marcus Tillman
Recruiting Editor
Posted Jan 22, 2006

For nearly eight months, Meadville (Miss.) Franklin product Marcus Tillman has been committed to LSU.

With a little more than a week to go until National Signing Day, though, Tillman’s pledge has been anything but solid.


The 6-4, 250-pound defensive end took his official visit to LSU this weekend and one of the questions he needed answered was how did he fit in with the players?


“I really liked how I fit in with them,” Tillman told Tiger Rag. “Everybody has good facilities and good academic programs but I really liked the players at LSU.”


Tillman and his mother spent a lot of time talking to Les Miles about what the future may hold.


“He told us both how bad they want me and that they need me to come in and help them,” said Tillman. “That felt good.”

Heading into this weekend, Tillman was struggling with his pledge because Ole Miss and Alabama are on him hot and heavy.


Did his trip to LSU do anything to solidify his pledge and does he still consider himself committed to the Tigers?

“The visit did help me feel a little better about my commitment and I still consider committed to LSU,” he said. “But, I do need to sit down with my family and talk about a couple of things between now and signing day.”


Tillman said he told Miles that he wanted to take his last official visit to Alabama next weekend and the Tigers’ head coach was very understanding.


“He told me that if I felt like I needed to go on another trip then to take it,” Tillman said. “He said that I need to do what is best for me but he told me again how much they want me.”

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