Regardless, Tucker, a 6-foot-3 205-pounder from Washington (D.C.) Coolidge, doesn't consider his trip to UNC a waste.
"I still enjoyed myself very much," said Tucker. "The one-on-ones, I did real good. I got a chance to spend some time with Coach Bunting for his birthday – that was real fun. I ate a lot while I was there – I'm still full."
If North Carolina calls with an offer, Tucker would be willing to listen.
"North Carolina is somewhere where I want to be, but Virginia is at the top of the list, right now," said Tucker. "But, I really love North Carolina and if they were to offer that's somewhere I'm looking."
What separates the Tar Heels is their coaching staff, especially his primary recruiter Tommy Thigpen.
"I really loved the coaches and the way they carry themselves," said Tucker. "Coach Thigpen, that's my recruiter. He's a real cool guy. I know if I go down there, he'll take care of me. That's what I'm looking for; I'm looking for a coach that will look after me."
Tucker does hold offers from both Illinois and Syracuse, and will visit the Fighting Illini in a few weeks.
His junior season stats include 46 tackles (30 solo), 15 sacks, and a fumble recovery that was returned for a touchdown. He also earned all-league recognition.