August 1, 2007

Another Tillman in state top players list

The No. 5 selection of the Top 25 countdown has a last name that Ole Miss fans are familiar with.

Franklin County's Bo Tillman is being highly recruited by the Rebels. Bo's older brother Marcus was a freshman All-American for Ole Miss this past season and both Bo's and Marcus cousin Ajoshua has also made his pledge to the Rebels.

Tillman, a 6-foot-7, 285-pound athlete, recorded more than 75 tackles and four sacks and earned all-state honors for his efforts.

The younger Tillman got to watch his big brother play against Auburn last fall and was impressed with everything he saw at Ole Miss.

"It was great up there," Tillman said. "They are going to be a team to be reckoned with this season. They are getting better all the time. I really like Coach Orgeron a lot."

"Marcus really likes it at Ole Miss," Tillman said. "I have always thought it would be cool to play on the same college team with him."

Tillman says he's also made remarkable strides in the classroom over the last year.

"Last spring they didn't think I was going to be able to play my junior season," Tillman said. "I got things together and my grades are coming a long great. I realized that I was going to miss out on something special if I didn't apply myself."

Tillman plans on making a few unofficial visits this spring and check things out at some college campuses around the area.

"I won't make an early decision," Tillman said. "I want to make sure that I find the right situation for me. I know there is one place I like a lot but I want to see what else is out there."

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