Derrick Tucker Impresses at UTL

Standout defensive back Derrick Tucker is one of the top high school football players in the country for the class of 2017. The 6-foot-3, 185-pound safety made an unofficial visit to the University of Texas and walked away impressed.

Not only was Derrick Tucker impressed with what he saw, but the Texas coaching staff as well. Tucker put on a show during the one-on-one portion often matched up with smaller/speedy wideouts. Tucker checks in from Manvel (Texas) and is currently a four-star player. He is the No 2 ranked safety in Texas, No 2 in the Midland region, No 8 ranked safety in America and No 131 ranked player regardless of position in the entire class.

Arkansas, TCU, Mississippi and Missouri are, but a few schools to join Texas in the battle to land Derrick Tucker. However, only one of these schools is Tuckers dream school.

”I had an awesome experience at the camp,” Tucker said. “I had some time to show the coaches a little bit of what I could do. Texas has been my dream school since I was four when I started playing football. The staff was nice. I got a feel for what it would be like to be a Longhorn. I know I would be a great asset to the Longhorn team. Overall the staff was nice.”

Tucker recently played in the Texas 7-on-7 tournament and made first team all defensive performer. He picked off eight passes during the weekend tournament helping Manvel reach the title game.

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