Jerome Tiller, the 6-foot-3, 185-pound three-star quarterback from Lee High School in San Antonio, Texas, continues to deny a leader, but says he doesn’t plan to wait too long before making a decision.
"I don't plan to wait too long," Tiller said. "I'm doing a lot of research on-line, so I feel like I really know a lot about these programs already."
The programs he's referring to are his four favorites: Iowa State, Minnesota, Purdue and Stanford. All of them have offered as well as Rice, Illinois and Kansas.
"The main thing for me is playing time," Tiller said. "I don’t want to sit on the bench. I want to play early because I don’t want to go somewhere and sit. I don't want to wait until my senior year to play."
Tiller has already scheduled official visits to Iowa State on October 20 (Oklahoma game) and Minnesota on September 22 for the Purdue game. "I like Iowa State because they seem real laid-back and I like the offense a lot," he said. "I think I'd do well there because it's similar to what we run at my high school.
"Minnesota is gonna have a new offense, which is going to be similar to my high school's offense too," Tiller said. "I think I'd have an advantage over the other quarterbacks there because I already know the offense and they'll still be learning it. I also really like the Big 10. It's a very competitive conference."
Purdue is another Big Ten school that made Tiller's cut. "They throw the ball a lot and always have top quarterbacks come out of there," he said.
The only Pac-10 school in Tiller's final four is Stanford. "Academics are the main thing for them," he said. "They are a very prestigious program. I've also gotten to know Andrew Luck (quarterback from Houston Stratford who is already committed to the Cardinal) because we've gone to some of the same camps and it would be great to compete against him. I think I'd do pretty well."
Tiller used to list Texas A&M amongst his favorites but the Aggies pulled their scholarship after receiving a commitment from another quarterback according to Tiller.
He reports a 3.5 core GPA and a 1300 SAT, which he is retaking.