QB Tucker Israel Profile
Several days earlier, Israel was in Clemson for the Orange and White spring game.
"I mean, I enjoy it every time I go up there," Israel told CUTigers, during an interview earlier this week.
"I enjoyed getting to see the players and all of their hard work that they've put in during the spring. It's not a full game, it's not 80,000 people there, but they had a good crowd. They had like 33 [thousand], so I got a little feel for things there, from a crowd standpoint."
Israel shared his thoughts on what he saw on the field.
"I was just trying to enjoy the moment…it was vanilla, not doing too much and trying [not] to show everybody what they're doing," he said. "From what I can see, they were doing well, offensively, at some points in the game. The defense looked pretty good, as usually the defense does."
That afternoon, fellow three-star quarterback Kelly Bryant was on a visit to Florida for the Gators' spring game. Bryant committed to Clemson a few days later.
Israel sent a congratulatory tweet the day Bryant pulled the trigger, but the two have never met in person.
"I've seen him passing once or twice at a combine down here in Tampa at the Under Armour combine," Israel said. "I wasn't in the same group as him, but from what my receiver was saying, he was pretty good. I didn't really talk to him, but just said hello. We didn't quite know each other then.
"It's good that we had a prior meeting to this, before he committed."
In the meantime, Israel is focused on working out for his senior season. He recently maxed out at 290 on the bench press. His power clean is 245.
Israel currently weighs around 200 pounds.
"I've been consistent there the last few weeks. I was weighing 195, I guess spring break got the best of me, but I've kind of trimmed off the fat and put on some muscle the last two weeks, so I'm doing all right," he said.
As a junior, he played at 190 pounds. That season, he 254 of 385 passes for 3,979 yards with 40 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He also rushed 79 times for 456 yards and three touchdowns.
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