Tucker Set for Visit to VT

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6-2, 275-pound defensive lineman recruit Dwight Tucker plans to make his first official visit next weekend, when he will travel to Blacksburg to visit Virginia Tech. It will be the Oviedo (FL) star’s first ever experience at Virginia Tech, which has been hot on his recruiting trail since extending a scholarship offer this summer.

Tucker is also hoping to set an official visit to Tennessee soon.

“I’ll be coming to Virginia Tech on December 7th,” said Tucker, who says he does not have a favorite right now in his recruitment. “Tennessee has been trying to set up a date for me to come in December or maybe January. I want to visit both schools and then decide.”

Tennessee and Virginia Tech are the two main scholarship offers for Tucker, who has also been offered by Duke and Mississippi State, among others. Florida has also started to show more interest recently, but the coaching staff has yet to offer. Tucker discussed what an offer from Florida would mean to him.

“It is a big deal, but I also want to play,” Tucker said. “As I can see, they are pretty stacked at defensive line and I really don’t want to red-shirt.”

At this point, Virginia Tech seems to be in good position thanks to a job well done by primary recruiter Torrian Gray.

“I like how they keep in touch at Virginia Tech. They keep in touch pretty good. They call once a week,” said Tucker. “I haven’t been hearing from Tennessee as much.”

A linebacker last season as a junior, Tucker bulked up in the offseason and was moved to defensive tackle for his senior season. He says college coaches are recruiting him as a defensive lineman.

“A lot of schools want me to try out for both defensive end and defensive tackle and see where I fit in the best,” Tucker said.

Tucker’s senior season recently came to an end, so he is excited to focus on where he will play his college football. He is pleased with how he performed individually and with the team’s performance as well.

“I think I played pretty good for playing a new position,” Tucker said. “I think I adjusted to it good. We finished 6-4 and lost in the first round of the playoffs. I think we did pretty good, but we could have done better.”

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