Top JUCO OL prospect chooses Texas A&M

Heading into the season, no one knew what to expect from City College of San Francisco freshman OT Jeremiah Stuckey (6-6, 285). No one except Rams veteran offensive line coach Eduardo Nuno who watched his young protege in practice and knew he had one very talented and smart young man. Last weekend, Stuckey took a visit to College Station and committed to Texas A&M while he was there...

"He's really young for a JC player," Nuno told "He's not real talkative because he just turned 19 about a month ago. When he got to us he was just 17 so we had him greyshirt last year for us. He worked on his body because he was just this gangly kid when he showed up and now he's 6'6" and a lean 285 pounds.

"I think a lot of people passed on him because he was so young and because he just didn't look ready to make that jump, but everyone who came through here saw him and it was like a magnet. They just flocked to him because he's such an impressive looking guy."

While on his trip to College Station, Stuckey and his parents enjoyed themselves so much that they just decided to give the Aggie coaching staff their pledge.

"He committed to Texas A&M over the weekend at the end of his trip," Nuno said. "I advised him to take all of his visits, just so he could compare things, but after talking to his parents and him, they were just sold on it. They are really excited about the opportunity he has there.

"They have two offensive tackles that are going to be playing in the NFL next year most likely, so they have two guys on campus already and then Jeremiah makes a third guy to battle for those two spots.

"I think he just saw what they have going on there, how great the team is doing, the direction of the program with the new staff there and the chance for him to develop and play was just too much for him to say no to. They also said the environment was amazing."

Stuckey chose the Aggies over offers from Oregon, Nevada, a school he visited back in October, Ole Miss, California, Kansas, Memphis, San Diego State, Florida Atlantic and Texas-San Antonio.

"There were a lot of other schools coming after him and they liked him a lot," Nuno said. "Oregon just offered pretty recently and they are still going to recruit him hard and Cal just came in and is still pursuing him, but I don't know, I think he's pretty sold on his decision and it's probably a done deal, but we'll see."

As far as a scouting report, Nuno had glowing words for his player including a phrase that every coach loves to hear.

"He's so coachable," Nuno noted. "I mean, that's really what you want with a guy that is as young as Stuckey. He's a quick learner and he works really hard. You show him something and he gets it pretty quickly.

"He's also really smart. He's got like a 3.6 or 3.7 GPA, so that's why we were really surprised no one came after him sooner.

"We play a power/speed set, so we flop our guys on either side and he was our power tackle, but don't get me wrong, he's really athletic and he could easily play left tackle. He played as our backside tackle most of the year even though he was the power tackle. He's really got great feet and athleticism, so he's got that whole package you want in your guys."

Stuckey plans to sign his letter-of-intent in December and he will have four years to play three once he arrives in College Station.

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