Tech Offers Rucker

Texas Tech offered Malik Rucker a scholarship on Saturday. The 2013 Minnesota DB and Iowa verbal talks about the opportunity and how it affects his recruitment in this update.

On the same day Iowa lost a defensive back commitment, another verbal in the secondary received a new scholarship offer and is considering a visit to that school.

Minnesota's Malik Rucker picked up an opportunity from Texas Tech on Saturday. He's thinking about a trip to Lubbock.

"I might, I might not," Rucker said. "I'm not sure but there is a possibility."

The Hawkeyes lost Detroit's Delano Hill to Michigan on Saturday. They picked up a commitment from Ohio running back LeShun Daniels a day earlier.

Rucker verbally committed to Iowa in June. At the time, the 6-foot, 175-pound senior from Robbinsdale Cooper (New Hope) held more than a dozen scholarship offers, including opportunities from Arizona State, Boston College, Duke, Illinois, Iowa State, Minnesota and Washington State.

Texas Tech this week replaced head coach Tommy Tuberville with former quarterback Kliff Kingsbury. He was the offensive coordinator and QB coach at Texas A&M. Aggie signal caller Johnny Manziel won the Heisman Trophy.

"The new coaching staff they're bringing in, they're young and they know what it takes to win," Rucker said. "For them to offer me, and I'm from Minnesota, that's cool, too. Texas (Tech) doesn't have to leave Texas for recruiting."

Iowa views Rucker as a cornerback. ranks him as the No. 47 safety nationally in the 2013 Class.

Rucker saw a Minnesota game during the fall, but reaffirmed his commitment to the Hawkeyes shortly thereafter. He officially visited Iowa City earlier this month.

"I'm still solid with Iowa," Rucker said. "I still feel good about their staff and I'm comfortable there. I will most likely talk to them (about visiting Texas Tech)."

The Hawkeyes currently have 17 known verbal commitments (one grayshirt).

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