Weekend Visitor: 4-Star DE Tony Tucker

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Four-star prospect Tony Tucker will begin his official visits this upcoming weekend, with Virginia Tech being the program on the receiving end of his first trip. This will be the first ever visit to Blacksburg for Tucker, a standout defensive end talent out of St. John’s in Washington, D.C.

“It is my first visit to Virginia Tech and I’m pretty excited about that,” Tucker said. He’ll arrive in Blacksburg on Friday and will leave on Sunday. “As for what I’ll be looking for, I think I’ll just mostly be looking at the campus and the atmosphere of the whole place. I want to see if this is somewhere I can live. Of course, academics are always a factor. I know my parents will check into that. I’ll also be looking at the game atmosphere.”

The 6-2, 225-pound Tucker says the Tech staff is excited about his arrival.

“They said they can’t wait for me to get down there,” said Tucker, who is being recruited by Virginia Tech as a defensive end. “They are excited about me coming.”

Following the Virginia Tech visit, Tucker plans on heading to Pittsburgh on the weekend of December 2nd. This visit may be rescheduled because he may re-take the SAT that weekend, but it is planned as of now. Tucker has also scheduled an official visit to Georgia Tech on the weekend of December 10th and Clemson on the weekend of January 13th. He is considering Maryland and Florida State for his fifth and final official visit.

Georgia Tech is a program Tucker has seemed pretty high on throughout his process. He explained why the Yellow Jackets are up there on his list, although he does not list a clear favorite at this time.

“I like the atmosphere and the support down there,” Tucker said. “Plus, I have a whole lot of family down in Georgia. I just came from the Georgia Tech/Duke game. I’m down in Georgia now on my Thanksgiving break.”

Tucker’s senior season came to an end earlier this month, when St. John’s (8-3) fell to Good Counsel in the WCAC semifinals. Though he hoped his senior year would have been filled with championship success, he is excited about discovering where he will spend the next four or five years of his life.

“It’s a really exciting process,” Tucker said of the recruiting process. He is looking forward to making all five official visits. “I’m pretty disappointed about how our season ended, but