"I have always loved football, but I was always known as a competitor in was lacrosse. I have always been a leader in lacrosse. It has also helped me develop better footwork….In terms of football, I suffered a bit of a freak injury (muscular) in my leg last year that really did not let me push off and throw the ball. I had no velocity on my throws".
Eventhough Tucker missed out last year, he considers himself a player that could compete at the next level. "I went to the Peyton Manning camp last year and was spinning it very well. I knew there that I could compete at this level. I was also a 7-on-7 tournament in NJ in the summer, that I felt I did real well at. The competition was high and it brought my game up even higher".
Tucker does see room for improvement. "I am a hard working kid. I feel that with the more I throw the ball and the more I lead the team, the better feel I get for the game. I just need to continue with the reps. I also think that while I am pretty accurate and have a strong arm, the more I work out and throw the ball, the more I will improve from a timing and arm strength standpoint. I think I can make most throws, but I also have noticed the more I play, the better I get at making those throws".
Stafford currently stands at a 3.5 GPA and has a qualifying score on his SAT. "I am at a 3.5 now, but I want to get that higher. I was at a 3.2 and got that up to a 3.5. Now that I am a 3.5, I want to get that even higher., around a 3.7. Once you reach your short term goals, you have to set new ones, go even higher".
Check out his video highlights: