Pennsylvania Linebacker Working for Offers

A strong and swift linebacker from the heart of Pennsylvania is concentrating on his workouts this summer in the hopes of getting offers from his favorite schools, including West Virginia.

LaRondo Tucker of Bishop McDevitt High School in Harrisburg, Penn., has finished his summer camping and plans to concentrate on working out to prepare for a big senior season.

"I've been to West Virginia's senior camp, and went to Maryland and Pittsburgh, too," said the 6-2, 235-pounder. "I liked Maryland o.k., but I'm not sure about Pitt.

"West Virginia was good. From what I saw of it, it was a nice campus. It was kind of quiet, but I can see myself fitting in there. The camp itself was good too. There were a lot of good players there."

Tucker, who plays both fullback and linebacker for Bishop McDevitt, sees himself as a defender in college, which is where WVU has him projected.

"I worked out with the linebackers at camp, and that's where I think I'll be in college," he added.

Like many players, Tucker is awaiting offers. His current interest list, in addition to West Virginia, includes Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State, Rutgers, Iowa, Maryland, and North Carolina State.

"The West Virginia coaches told me they wanted to watch me play as a senior, but I think they will offer me," Tucker observed. "I like Coach Kirelawich a lot. He's really funny, and he's a nice guy to talk with."

Tucker, who also plays baseball at McDevitt, is undecided as yet on a college major.

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