On a visit to Georgia Tech in August, Ocala, FL defensive back O.J. Tucker gave Tech his verbal commit. Since then Tucker has been receiving strong interest from other schools. However, he still remains committed to Georgia Tech.
The focus for Tucker has been on the state playoffs. Vanguard won their first round game and they will now play Mitchell this weekend hoping to advance further into the playoffs.
Tucker remains committed to Tech and he stays in touch with Coach Lamar Owens. "He says he and the whole staff want me to stay with them.” O.J. also stays in touch with Coach Ted Roof and Coach Saeed Khalif. “Those are three coaches that I really relate to at Georgia Tech."
An official visit to Tech in January is in the works for O.J. "With us playing into the state playoffs and Christmas time coming up, I will be taking my officials in January." O.J is not sure if he’ll take any other official visits. “If there was one, it would be Maryland. They are really recruiting me hard right now.”
Maryland has been the one school that has consistently stayed in touch with O.J. “They want me to switch but I have held off doing that because of my relationship with the coaches at Georgia Tech. I like it at Tech.” O.J. has taken a close look at the defensive back recruitment at Tech and is aware of their recruiting strategy.
O.J. also continues to hear from Nebraska and Wake Forest. "I'll probably take the month of December to look at everything and decide if staying with Georgia Tech is the best option for me. I know when I made my commitment that I really liked my decision.” Right now O.J. is trying to deal with the other schools that are coming at him fast and hard.
Florida, Florida State, South Florida, and Tennessee are additional schools that have begun looking at Tucker. “I never realized just how stressful and difficult this recruiting process could be.” Tucker thought his recruitment was over when he gave his verbal commit to Tech. “I owe it to Georgia Tech to give
them every chance they gave me and keep my commitment to them.” O.J. knows that if it doesn’t work out with Tech, he will have some good options.
Tucker is not sure when his recruitment will end. "Ideally it would end now and I stay with Georgia Tech but not everything goes exactly the way you want it to or plan for it to go. I'll deal with what comes up the best I know how."