Drean blew-up at the USC Nike Camp in April, and has since led his team to a
Drean was at the SC/Notre Dame game last Saturday and loved it. He said, "I was watching the linebackers most of the game. They play a little deeper than I am used to, but I like how active they are." "I am really excited about coming to SC. USC and the coaches have been really good to me." "I thought the SC/Notre Dame game was going to be a good game, but SC just demolished them." "I watched the SC/UCLA game on TV and SC dominated there too." "I am really looking forward to going to SC in June after my graduation and starting workouts." "Coach Carlisle told me he would have a personal program waiting for me." "I have been in speaking with mainly Coach Davis, but I have also spoke with Coach Carroll allot." "The coaches have said, if I am the best middle linebacker in fall camp, I will start next fall. I can't wait." "I will be visiting on January 10th with my parents who are very excited. My mom talks about it everyday. She has been to all my games and is now a big football fan."
Rucker is 6'1", 230 pounds, and runs a 4.6 forty. He has a vertical of 30", can do 20 reps of 225 on the bench, and benches out at a max of 370. He is currently the 14th rated linebacker in the nation by The Insiders.com, and is rated the #2 linebacker in the west by PacWest. He models his game after Derrick Brooks from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in playing sideline to sideline with his speed. Drean will be taking the SAT again on Saturday, December 7th in hopes of getting a better score. He already has a qualifying GPA. He wants to major in computer graphics in college.