Tucker Looking for 'Cuse Offer

Vashon Tucker will be visiting Syracuse in June for one of their camps. He discusses that, the status of an Orange offer, and more inside.

Defensive back offers have been flying out fast and furious of late for Syracuse as they continue to look for talent in their 2014 class. One prospect that has come on the radar of late is 3-star Tri-State Christian Academy (MD) cornerback Vashon Tucker.

"They came last week, I believe Thursday," Tucker recalled. "It was the o-line coach (Pat Perles). He said he believed I should have an offer already. He couldn't offer me because he's the o-line coach.

"He wanted to get me up there as soon as possible so they could give me an offer after the whole coaching staff sees me."

Tucker says he has been in contact with Syracuse since last year, but they have ramped up their recruitment of him in recent weeks. He hopes that leads to an offer.

"I have actually been in contact with them since probably last year," Tucker admitted. "It was focused on another teammate that ended up there (Isaiah Johnson).

"Now they're telling me that they're focused on me and bringing me in."

Tucker and Johnson are friends that stay in touch. The two had a conversation on Monday after Johnson found out Tucker could be visiting the Syracuse campus in the near future.

"He actually called me yesterday," Tucker claimed. "He was telling me it'd be a good choice. He told me that he thinks it would be a really good thing and that Syracuse is stepping it up.

"When I go down there, they'll show me a lot of things. It was a good conversation."

Tucker's goal when he attends the camp is to get that offer. It would certainly impact his recruitment, but he's not ready to rush into a decision.

"It would mean a lot if they offered," Tucker said. "I don't exactly where I'd put them because I'm not ready to make my decision. But I like Syracuse a lot."

Tucker added that the only other school he communicates with directly on a regular basis is Rutgers, who has offered. He has visited Rutgers for their spring game and could possibly visit again over the summer. Tucker added he does not currently have a time frame for his decision.

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