Tucker's Got Speed You Can't Teach

Speed kills and in some cases it can bring a lot of attention to a football player. One player with plenty of jets is Scottsdale C.C. WR Jeremy Tucker who, during his first season of JC ball for the Artichokes, showed how dangerous he can actually be.

 "Last year I had 43 catches for 670 yards and six touchdowns," Tucker told JCFootball.com.  "I was first team All-Conference and first team All-WSFL as a return man."

Tucker (5-10, 175) prepped at Hamilton High School in Chandler, Arizona and put up unbelievable number in his only year of varsity action.

"I was on the football team as a sophomore and junior, but I didn't play until my senior season," Tucker said.  "I had 25 catches for 754 yards and 18 touchdowns.  The coaches told me later that they made a mistake in not playing me earlier and I agreed with them."

Because of his lack of playing time, Tucker only received an offer from Chadron State and several division two schools so he headed to Nebraska to play for the Eagles.

"It was ok there, but I just didn't like it that much," Tucker said.  "After a quarter (at Chadron State) I just decided to come home and then enrolled at Scottsdale Community College and that's where I am now.

"I'm going to graduate with my AA in December and I plan to major in either Business Management or Fashion Design – I haven't quite decided yet."

On the recruiting front, Tucker is hearing from quite a few schools looking to enlist his 4.32 speed.

"Recently BYU came through at the end of May and they said they are close to getting something on the table for me," Tucker said.  "Coach (Paul) Tidwell said they are close and they are still looking at my tape and evaluating me.

"He said they want me up there, but that with the missions some of their players go on, they want to see what they have coming back for mid-year guys so they can know how many scholarships they will have to offer.  If they have one available for me they could offer me."

Other schools showing Tucker interest are LSU, UTEP, Texas A&M, Arizona State, Oregon State, Washington, Washington State, Iowa State, Purdue, Utah, Louisville and Boise State

"My top schools are tough to say right now," Tucker said.  "I would say I'm very interested in Fresno State.  They are a good program and they take a lot of JC guys.  Then probably LSU, Texas A&M, Arizona State, San Diego State, Purdue and Oregon State."

Tucker will have two years to play two when he arrives on the four-year college campus he signs with.


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