Tucker Planning Unofficial Visits

Don't be surprised if Darquavis Tucker makes his college decision in the next month or so. Before he does that, though, the athletic 6-foot-4 guard/forward from Saginaw, Michigan plans to take a few unofficial visits. When will Tucker make his visits? Which programs is he planning to visit? InsideTheVille.com has the latest.

Don't be surprised if Darquavis Tucker makes his college decision in the next month or so. Before he does that, though, the athletic 6-foot-4 guard/forward from Saginaw, Michigan plans to take a few unofficial visits.

Greg McMath, Tucker's high school coach, said that his standout would likely visit four or five schools next month before settling on one.

"He's planning to take some unofficial visits in early/mid-June so he can narrow his choices down," McMath told InsideTheVille.com.

According to McMath, Louisville, Marquette, Miami, Illinois and Iowa are the five schools Tucker most likely will visit.

"Louisville, Marquette, Miami, Illinois and Iowa are really recruiting him pretty hard right now," he said. "He has about 14 or 15 offers on the table right now, but those are the five schools really showing the most interest. He's still open, but he really likes those five programs."

Tucker told InsideTheVille.com twice last month the Cardinals led for his services. Besides holding offers from the five programs listed above, Tucker also has been offered by Indiana and Pittsburgh, among others.


Dar Tucker wants to take some visits next
month before making his college decision.

"He's looking for a school that best fits him academically and one that isn't too far away from home," said McMath. "He's also looking for early playing time and a program where they get up and down the court and get after it with full court defense."

During the spring evaluation period, McMath said 20-22 schools sent coaches to Arthur Hills High School to watch Tucker workout. Of that group, 10-12 head coaches made the trip to Saginaw to see Tucker, including Louisville's Rick Pitino and Marquette's Tom Crean.

Whoever wins the recruiting battle for Tucker not only will get an athletic prospect with tremendous talent, but also someone who knows how to take care of business in the classroom.

"He did well in school this year," McMath said. "He probably has a 3.1 GPA and he's already qualified test-wise to play in college."


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