Tucker closing out junior season

2014 offensive tackle Casey Tucker verbally committed to Coach Lane Kiffin and the Trojans in July. Now, the four-star recruit is leading his high school team back into the playoffs. Hear from Tucker, plus national recruiting analyst Greg Biggins breaks down Tucker's game.

Casey Tucker man amongst boys on the field, towering over his teammates at 6-foot-5.5 and 270 pounds. The Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton left tackle is a 2014 verbal commit to USC, a decision he's proud to stand by.

Tucker took an unofficial visit to Los Angeles in mid-October to see the Trojans play Colorado. He says he was impressed by what he saw.

"It was a great game," he said. "They executed pretty well."

While in L.A., Tucker also experienced a chance encounter at his hotel with Trojan legend Sam "Bam" Cunningham.

"He said 'Welcome to the family,'" Tucker explained, "I asked who he was and he said 'Sam Cunningham'." The high school junior knew the name sounded familiar and he quickly placed Cunningham in his rightful place as a USC-great.

Tucker's Hamilton Huskies open their playoff run on Friday versus Gilbert (Ariz.) Highland.

National Recruiting Analyst Greg Biggins on Tucker:
It's still very early in the process but the Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton offensive lineman is a top five overall player in the 2014 West Coast class and looks like the top lineman in the region as well. He's a strong, physical player with a great frame that will allow him to play tackle or guard in college. He moves well and has plus athleticism to go along with his great size and strength. He has been very well coached at Hamilton and plays with advanced technique already in both pass protection and in the run game.

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