Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
High School: Bishop Gorman
A high-potential player who has put up big-time stats and could end up being one of the better receivers in the class.
Big-time players, make big-time plays, in big-time situations. It’s a catchphrase that’s been around football forever but it defines Tillman, who had 16 catches of 25-plus yards last season. His best performances from a year ago came against Georgia (10-200-1) and Alabama (7-152-1), which certainly grabbed the attention of NFL decision-makers. The Las Vegas native was essentially an afterthought until head coach Josh Heupel showed up. The staff identified his talent and Tillman has bought in, becoming one of his biggest advocates A consummate team leader, in addition to being named a three-time All-SEC academic selection, Tillman became the first Volunteers 1,000-yard receiver in a decade (Justin Hunter). He is ascending towards becoming an even better player than his father, who was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the 1992 NFL Draft. While his dad was chosen in the 11th round, Cedric has a shot to be selected 10 rounds earlier!
Cedric Tillman is built like your perfect wide receiver. At 6’3, 215, Tillman has the ability to go up and get the ball and make an impact on the field. With that statement, Tillman has twenty eight catches of fifteen plus yards and sixteen of twenty five yards. During his Redshirt Junior season, he led the team with 1,081 receiving yards. Against the best team in the country, Georgia, Tillman put up ten catches for two hundred yard. With all of these stats, Tillman has the ability to be a tremendous receiver for any team.