According to his Twitter page, Nebraska will be hosting four-star offensive lineman Alijah Vera-Tucker on Wednesday. The Oakland (Cali.) Bishop O Dawd high school product is on a tour of four schools at the moment and Lincoln is his first stop.
"Vera-Tucker is a tremendous tackle prospect with unlimited potential. He has everything you could want in a future tackle including an athletic frame, very good feet, a ton of physicality and the toughness you have to have to compete in the trenches," said Scout.com national recruiting analyst Greg Biggins. "He’s naturally strong and that will only increase once he hits a college weight room and he isn’t content to just block an opponent but physically manhandle him and put him on his back."
Vera-Tucker has set no timetable for a decision and hopes to visit USC, UCLA, California and Michigan down the road. He will wrap up his tour with a stop at Colorado, Texas A&M and Washington.
Currently the 6-foot-4, 275-pound soon to be senior does plan to make a top ten list this summer. With the Huskers landing a visit on his own dime, it's likely they will make the first cut. Vera-Tucker has indicated in past Scout.com articles that "education" will play a major factor in the decision.
"He's still relatively new to football and has only been playing it for a couple of years," said Biggins. "It makes his rapid growth even more impressive and he's not even close to reaching his full potential as a player."
Vera-Tucker will play in the Under Armour All-American game in January.