Four teams has Tucker's attention

There appears to be a four team log jam for one of Memphis top high school running backs. MUS star athlete Shane Tucker has spent the last few weeks taking trips to prospective colleges to get a first hand look at their game day atmospheres, get to know their coaching staffs better and get an inside look at the programs that are recruiting him the hardest. Go "Inside to get his thoughts.

There appears to be a four team log jam for one of Memphis top high school running backs.

MUS star athlete Shane Tucker has spent the last few weeks taking trips to prospective colleges to get a first hand look at their game day atmospheres, get to know their coaching staffs better and get an inside look at the programs that are recruiting him the hardest.

In the last three weeks, Tucker has taken trips to Arkansas State, Middle Tennessee State, Western Kentucky and Kentucky.

"Right now I don't have any favorite," Tucker told AStateNation.com. "I'm enjoying the recruiting process, you only get one senior season and one chance of deciding what college is best for me."

Tucker has played a lot of different positions this fall for Memphis University School, making a lot of noise on both sides of the football.

"In a game two weeks ago, I had a 100 yards in rushing, a 100 yards in receiving, returned a kick off for a touchdown and got an interception," Tucker explained.

What's funny is that's not Tucker's best performance of the 2012 season. In their opener against Ensworth, Tucker had over 300 total yards on the night.

Tucker has been impressed with Arkansas State's new Head Football Coach Gus Malzahn and the direction the Red Wolf Football program is headed.

"I like Coach Malzahn a lot," Tucker said. "I love his vision for the program and the direction it's headed in. He came back home to Arkansas to build the ASU program in the next mid major power in the country."

Tucker apparently is being recruited as a running back by the Red Wolves.

"I told Coach Malzahn I want to be the next Darren McFadden or Felix Jones," Tucker said. "I love Coach Malzahn's offense it's a great fit for me, I definitely could see myself playing in it."

There is another offense in the Sun Belt that has Tucker's attention.

"I like both Arkansas State's spread offense and Western Kentucky's I formation offense of Coach Willie Taggert," Tucker said. "I could see myself doing well in either offense."

During Tucker's visit to Arkansas State, he was impressed with the game day atmosphere.

"I love their fan support at ASU," Tucker said. "I love how everything is so centrally located on their campus."

One deciding factor for Tucker will be the team he chooses depth chart.

"The depth chart is very important to me," Tucker said. "No matter where ever I go, I want to play and contribute early."

Tucker has been keeping in touch with Malzahn and the ASU coaching staff on a regular basis.

According to Tucker, he plans on making his final decision in early December.