Panthers Land Four-Star Standout

The Pittsburgh Panthers have been on a role as of late in the recruiting world. Earlier this week the Panthers landed four-star wide receiver Maurice Williams from Erie, Pa. Today, during the East-West All-Star Game in Orlando, Fla., the Panthers landed another four-star prospect.

Washington (D.C.) St. John's College High defensive end Tony Tucker, 6-foot-3, 235-pounds, chose Pittsburgh over Virginia Tech, Clemson and Maryland.

"I called (Dave) Wannstedt a few days ago and let him know that I wanted to commit to Pitt and he was pretty excited," Tucker said. "It all came down to the academics and comfort level for me. I felt very comfortable at Pitt."

Tucker also had the opportunity to speak with his future position coach at Pittsburgh Charlie Partridge and what the future has in store for the four-star prospect.

"Coach Patridge told me that they'd like to use me on second and third down pass rushing situation," Tucker explained. "I'm pretty excited about that situation."

There have been numerous reports about Tucker's impact in practices at the East meets West. Tucker is the second four-star out-of-state defensive end to commit to Pitt in the last two years joining Syracuse, N.Y., standout McKenzie Mathews.


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