Jannah Tucker in her own words

Jannah Tucker is keeping Lady Vol fans updated about her life in the months before she arrives at Tennessee. Go inside for this special feature for subscribers from the class of 2013 signee.

InsideTennessee: Jannah Tucker was the first 2013 recruit to say yes to Tennessee and Holly Warlick after the retirement of Pat Summitt. She has agreed to write regular entries for this site about her comeback from ALC surgery and to let fans know more about her before she arrives to Knoxville.

Jannah Tucker in her own words:

There is an anonymous quote that says, "Without struggle there is no progress."

In the past four months I have never found that quote to be any more true. I've had to encounter many challenges mentally, physically and spiritually, but as I took my obstacles day by day I began to see positive results.

This recovery process has taught me the value of patience and deferred gratification. I had to respect the amount of time it was going to take to get back on the court smarter, stronger and more confident.

Now, I am running, jumping and doing plyometrics. I get fitted for my sports brace in a couple of weeks and following that, my surgeon, Dr. Leslie Matthews, will give me a progress/performance test to enhance my training and get me prepared to be 100 percent.

Until then, I am going to physical therapy twice a week and training with a local sports performance enhancement trainer three times a week. I've also enjoyed hitting the speed bag and heavy bag to strengthen my upper body as well as augmenting my speed and quickness.

I've learned a lot about myself through this entire process because I've had so much time to think so I am more than ready to build on what I've already done and leave new footprints.

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