Four-star Safety Derrick Tucker Names a Top Five Based Off His Current Offer Sheet

Feb. 29 -- Fresh off of a junior day visit to the University of Texas Derrick Tucker has named his top five, based off of the schools that have extended him an offer...

Derrick Tucker, a 6-foot-3, 185-pound safety from Manvel (Texas) named his top five on Sunday night: HoustonOklahoma StateTCUTexasUCLA.

The top five list is based off of offfers that he has currently, and he left the door open for other top programs that may have yet to offer. 

"Top five FOR NOW," Tucker warned. "Still looking for more key offers."

Tucker is fresh off of a junior day visit to Texas. He spent Saturday on the campus in Austin and the Longhorns figure to be a key factor in his recruitment. 

As a junior in 2015, Tucker is credited with 49 tackles, six tackles for a loss, four interceptions, three fumble recoveries, and a forced fumble to earn Scout All-Midlands and Scout Underclassman All-American honors. He was also named the Next Level Athlete DB MVP in January, 2016.

Tucker is rated as the No. 5 safety in the country, the No. 81 overall prospect in the Scout Top 100. 

Eval: Tucker is a defender who brings a certain confidence and swagger to the field. He plays with an aggressive style.

He's a big hitter who can live in the box using his size to disrupt and enforce his will. He could grow into a hybrid-style linebacker as he matures. He closes on the ball well, he shows good instincts in the secondary, and he makes plays on the football.

He can still work on his bursts in and out of his breaks when he is in coverage and his quickness when changing directions laterally, but all of the tools are in place for him to star on the next level and we expect him to be one. The one question being what position will truely fit him the best.

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