Now you can add one more award to
Bo's trophy case.
"I made Dandy Dozen," added the 6' 6",
285 pound defensive tackle prospect, Bo Tillman
. "I got a letter in the mail
a few days ago. It feels good that I made it."
Tillman has also received
a few more "letters" as of late.
"I have received written
scholarship offers from LSU, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Southern Mississippi,
Oregon, and Nebraska. There are some more teams who have offered me, I just can
not think of them."
Who is closest to offering next?
Florida. They are talking real good on the phone."
Has Bo had a chance
to take in any football camps this summer?
"No, I was suppose to go
to the one at LSU, but we are taking pictures for the Dandy Dozen on the same
day. I was going to Ole Miss too, but they needed me at work. I am going up to
Oxford today for the 7 on 7 tournament. I am going to see my brother, Marcus (Tillman),
and we are just going to hang out for the weekend."
What has Bo been
doing this summer?
"I have just been working on my conditioning (425
bench/550 squat), working out, and working at my job and playing a little basketball
Which colleges now stand out for Bo?
State, Ole Miss, and LSU."
Tillman has had LSU and Ole Miss at the
top of his list for quite some time now; has MSU made up any ground?
probably some. Coach Croom came down here and talked to me. We had a pretty good
talk. They have been sending a lot of letters and stuff like that."
Bulldogs actually were the school Bo grew up rooting for as a little kid.
I grew up a fan of MSU. I use to love watching them play when Coach (Jackie) Sherrill
was there. They are trying to get back to where they were when he was there. It
is just going to take a little time."
It is well documented that Bo's
older brother, Marcus Tillman
, will be a rising sophomore at Ole Miss next season.
While his first cousin and teammate, Josh Tillman
, has committed to play for the
Rebels next year.
Will this play a role in Bo's decision?
a little, but I still want to look at some other options. I just have not made
up my mind yet, but yea, having them up there will play a role, some what."
else does Ole Miss have going for themselves?
"They have a nice
program. They are signing good players, so you know they are about to be good
about the time I get there. They also take care of you, academically, so that
What about the LSU Tigers?
"They are always
ranked in the Top 20, you know. It is just a good football program, and they also
take care of your academics over there."
When it does come decision
time, what will be the main factors?
"First, I want to see how much
help they are going to give me, academically. Getting my degree is going to be
the most important factor for me. . Then I want to go to the place that can help
me become the best football player I can be. I just want to go to a place that
can better me, both academically and athletically."
It has been rumored
that Bo has a lot of work to do in the classroom, but Tillman says that simply
is not true.
"I will be able to finish up all my core classes I need
during my senior year."
Bo Tillman (DT, Franklin County, MS) - Bo has won state
championships, been named District MVP, 1st Team All-State and is a member of
Scout.com's national 300 team.