December 30, 2008
New coach means new recruit for SU
Garden City (NY) Nassau C.C. offensive tackle Andrew Tiller is already holding offers from Rutgers, Miami, and North Carolina State. One new school however has just recently entered the picture and that program is Syracuse.
Tiller, 6-foot-6, 320 pounds was coached in junior college by John Anselmo who was Doug Marrone's first hire as head coach at Syracuse. Where does that put the Orange now in the mind of the prospect?
"I am just weighing all of my options and now that is another option," Tiller stated. "I am still wide open."
Right now the player coach relationship has changed a bit, but Anselmo still wants to continue coaching with his former player on the same roster at his new job.
"He [Anselmo] is just trying to recruit me, it is just another option," Tiller said. "He wants me to come [to Syracuse]."
Syracuse did not have much time to get really in depth with their recruiting before the holiday dead period started, but did they quickly offer Tiller a scholarship?
"No, they have not offered a scholarship"
A visit to Rutgers has already been taken and that has left four other schools with a chance to get a visit. Everything looks set for the Orange to be one of those last remaining four. Tiller is looking forward to the Syracuse visit because he does not know much about the Orange.
"I will find out [about Syracuse] on my visit. Now that my coach got a job there I will be taking a visit."
The three start prospect also knows one other school that he will be visiting before he shuts down the recruiting process.
"I am going to go to Miami and Syracuse. I don't know about the last two yet."
When it comes to shutting down the process Tiller has an idea in mind for when he wants to end things.
"I would probably like to make a decision in January."
Where ever Tiller ends up he will be looking to enroll after he graduates from Nassau C.C. In May.
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