Vandy leads for Peach State athlete

Vanderbilt only recently offered three-star athlete Fred Tiller of Homerville (Ga.) Clinch County, but it looks as if the Commodores have made a strong impression on him.
In fact, as of today Vandy leads, he claimed.
"I think I could get along with the coaches up there," Tiller said. "The coach I talk to on the phone seems pretty cool. They're sending me a lot of stuff saying they want me. I've never visited there, but I'm going to try to get up there."
All told, the 6-feet-1, 178-pounder has 16 offers.
Besides Vanderbilt, he said "Mississippi State, South Carolina, FIU, East Carolina and Middle Tennessee" are recruiting him the hardest. Georgia Tech, Illinois, Kansas, Marshall, Nebraska and Tennessee also appear to be in the mix.
The Volunteers were on Tiller early, backed off, then recently re-appeared, according to Tiller.
"Tennessee has been sending me handwritten letters," Tiller said. "But I don't have an offer from them yet."
Tiller said East Carolina, Georgia Tech and Vanderbilt likely will get officials. Also, he added, "I want to go to Nebraska." Right now, no visits have been scheduled.
"By like our fifth game, I want to commit," Tiller said.
Tiller could play either receiver or safety in college, In 2010, he caught 31 passes for 736 yards and nine touchdowns. On defense, he recorded five interceptions.
Tiller is rated as the No. 49 prospect in Georgia.
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