Rucker adds more depth to MSU stable of defensive backs with his speed and range. At just 5-foot-6, 165-pounds, Rucker could also be used in the offensive backfield or as a wide receiver. He often came off the bench for Country Day.
The big thing about Rucker is his blazing 4.4 speed. MSU has put an emphasis on getting faster and Rucker provides that. In 2006 Rucker put up 650 yards receiving with 13 touchdowns and added 12 carries for 215 yards and three touchdowns.
Rucker had said all along that he wanted to make a decision by the end of December so when the new Michigan State coaching staff led by head coach Mark Dantonio and defensive backs coach Harlon Barnett came calling, it was hard for Rucker to turn them down.