Tucky Visits Penn State

Delaware Hayes (Ohio) sophomore linebacker Ethan Tucky took his first unofficial visit on Saturday, and what a first it was as he saw an exciting game in Happy Valley.

On Saturday, Ethan Tucky, a highly regarded sophomore linebacker from Delaware Hayes, had his first real taste of college football. Already holding an early offer from Eastern Michigan, Tucky visited Penn State and he chose quite the game to come to.

"This was my first unofficial, I went to a Notre Dame game for my birthday, but this was my first one as a recruit," he said. "It was homecoming, a great game, four overtimes and it was crazy. 108,000 people, the atmosphere was great, and the fans seemed awesome. I didn't see much of campus, but it was a great weekend."

He also had a chance to meet some of the Nittany Lions' staff.

"I talked to Coach Fisher for 10-15 minutes. He really wants me to come up for camp and just kept stressing to try to get me up there for camp, so they can check me out a little more. We were talking about the proud tradition of linebackers Penn State has."

This visit coming on the heels of Tucky's Eastern Michigan offer has truly kicked his recruitment into high gear. To get to experience all this and not even have his driver's license yet is something he is grateful for.

"When I got the offer, I was taken by surprise. My coach told me about it. I didn't know much detail, but it's just amazing being 15 and getting that. It's more inspiring than anything. I can make goals for myself and knowing I can do this at such a young age, I know I can accomplish so much more."

As for a visit to Eastern Michigan, Tucky says, "I'd love to. I don't have much information from them, but one of my teammates, Colin Wittig, is supposed to go up, so I might go up with him to check it out."

Tucky says he will visit Illinois this weekend.

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