"It was a big blessing to be offered by Urban Meyer and the Ohio State staff," Tucker said. "It's a huge blessing actually. It says something about myself as a player and student to have them that interested in me. Coach Withers was excited for me and my teammate, Detric Dukes, on the offers."
The 6-foot-2, 183 pound safety resides in the southeast but is very familiar with what the Buckeyes have to offer.
"Everyone knows about the Buckeyes and how good they are," mentioned Tucker. "They produce high energy NFL caliber talent every year. They went 12-0 last year but couldn't play for a national championship because of the sanctions. There's no doubt they can compete for the national championship this season."
"Urban Meyer is just a great coach," Tucker continued. "For him to be at Florida, and then go to another program like Ohio State, it says a lot about his ability as a coach. It is what we're used to down here, great coaches producing great players."
Tucker pointed to the elite players that have gone through the Buckeyes' program as a reason for his interest since he developed a relationship with Ohio State assistant Everett Withers. He wants to join a program with a history of success in developing talent.
Five schools stand out for the Georgia native so far but it could still change.
"I really like Stanford, Arkansas, North Carolina, North Carolina State, and Louisville," Tucker noted. "Those schools have been recruiting me hard and offer the type of education I'm searching for. Education is big with my family and that is definitely why Stanford is up there. I will be visiting Ohio State so they have a chance to become a top school for me also."
"Coaches love my film but they love the student I am as well," he continued. "I want to show people I work hard on and off the field."
The three-star recruit already has plans to make it to Columbus over the summer.
"I am flying out to Stanford to attend their camp June 17th to the 19th, but afterwards I'm flying to Ohio State to camp there on the 21st," he stated. "My teammate Detric Dukes will be coming to Ohio State with me and probably my other teammate with an offer, Elisha Shaw."