One of the best results of going to College Station last weekend was getting to watch The Woodlands vs Manvel in the quarter finals. It was a back and forth affair the entire time and the Mavericks managed to strike last to seal the win.
Despite not getting many chances to make plays, 2017 Manvel safety Derrick Tucker had a huge impact on the game. At 6-2, 194 pounds, Tucker is a big, athletic safety that can cause a lot of problems for passing games.
With Manvel’s strength being their big safeties, the Highlanders ran a lot of underneath routes to move the ball safely.
“I think they were adjusting well to us,” Tucker said. “We just showed up at the end. I think we are going to finish the tournament strong. I think we’ve done well so far. We’ve been starting off slow, but we pull it off every time.”
“I went and visited a lot of campuses earlier,” Tucker said. “And they were all beautiful—I loved them all.”
Tucker’s first stop was SMU and even though he hasn’t received an offer from the Hilltop yet, he is very confident he’ll be hearing from them soon.
“They haven’t offered me yet,” he said. “But they will. A lot of schools are going to offer me once they season starts. I’m really just waiting back right now, seeing who all is going to offer me.”
Tucker said he hasn’t really spoken to SMU since he visited, mostly because he has been pretty busy working out and getting better. But he did like talking to the Mustangs’ head coach.
“I liked [Chad] Morris,” Tucker said. “He was pretty cool. I think he’s going to do well at SMU.”