Elkton (MD) Eastern Christian Academy cornerback Vashon Tucker continues to look for an offer from Syracuse. He attended the SUNY Maritime camp on Saturday in hopes of achieving that goal. Unfortuantely for him, the offer didn't quite come.
"It was real good," Tucker said. "I think I did real well. We did a bunch of drills and running. Like the 40, shuttle, and I got to talk to the coaches. I think I got around a 4.43 in the 40. Around that area. I wasn't pleased with that. I think I can run better with that. I haven't run a 40 in a long time so I think it was jitters.
"I talked to Coach (Fred) Reed, the defensive backs coach. He said they were thinking about offering me because they needed to evaluate how big I was before they could. That's what he was telling me."
Undeterred by the lack of an offer, Tucker says he wants to get up to another Syracuse camp to try to impress the Orange coaches once again.
"We are trying to go up on campus on the 27th," Tucker claimed. "For another camp. I had about twenty teammates with me at this one. There was good competition out there for this camp. I think on the 27th it's a three day camp and might have better competition.
"I'm already interested in Syracuse because I've been talking to the offensive line coach (Pat Perles) who's recruiting me. He's a funny guy. I like talking to him. He talks to me like family already. An offer would mean a lot because I've already got somebody there in Isaiah Johnson."
Should an offer come, Tucker's relationship with Isaiah Johnson could be an important factor.
"He talks to me a lot," Tucker admitted. "He texts me probably every two weeks. He's down there now at Syracuse. He's constantly trying to get me up there. He asks me everyday whether Syracuse would be on my list.
"I say I don't know yet because I'm still waiting to see what else comes in. But they're up there."