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Once Tony Tucker ’s senior season comes to an end, he will focus solely on making his college decision. The 6-2, 225-pound St. John’s (Washington, D.C.) standout will simply look forward to his official visits, of which he has set four already. Two schools are vying for that final official visit spot, which will likely come in January.
His first official visit will be to Virginia Tech on the weekend of November 25th.
“I can’t wait to get down to Virginia Tech,” said Tucker, a four-star recruit who projects as a linebacker or defensive end on the next level. “It will be my first visit there. I’m going down to Virginia Tech for the Virginia game. I have an official visit to Pittsburgh set for December 3rd. Georgia Tech is the week after Pittsburgh and Clemson is the second week in January. The fifth visit is still up in the air.”
The fifth visit is between two ACC schools, one of which has only recently come into the picture.
“Florida State has started to come into the picture recently,” Tucker said. “That’s probably the biggest thing that’s happened recently. They said they wanted me, so I’m looking into taking a visit to Florida State in January. It’s between Florida State and Maryland [for the final official visit].”
Clemson, Georgia Tech, Florida State, Maryland, Pittsburgh and Virginia Tech comprise Tucker’s final six schools.
“Everyone is pretty much even right now,” Tucker said. “I think I will be weighing official visits very heavily. I’ll be asking a lot of questions of players to see what they really think. I’m looking at the type of atmosphere. I’m looking for a particular feel.”
Could Tucker commit without taking all five official visits?
“I think I would like to take all five official visits,” Tucker replied. “I could see myself committing earlier, but I think I would continue to take my visits even if I did commit to get a feel for everything.”
St. John’s finished the regular season at 8-2. It made school history by winning three straight “rivalry” games. The opening game of the WCAC playoffs is this week, when St. John’s takes on Good Counsel.
“It’s a two-game season,” Tucker said of the playoffs. “We win two games and we’re WCAC champs.”
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