Player: Jack Tucker
Position: Offensive Line
Height / Weight: 6-8/270
High School: Argyle (Argyle, TX)
Offers: Texas Tech, Arkansas, Auburn, Baylor, California, Houston, Illinois, Louisiana, Minnesota, North Texas, Ole Miss, Purdue, San Diego State, Tulsa, USC, Washington State
Recruiting Services: Rivals 5.5 | 24/7 Sports 86 | ESPN N/R
Cumulative Ranking: 84.66
Commitment Date: April 13, 2020
Texas Tech received their 5th commitment for the 2021 class from Argyle offensive lineman Jack Tucker.
— Jack Tucker (@JackTucker2021) April 13, 2020
Inside The Red Raiders’ Jarrett Johnson talked with Tucker about his visit in Match and how he interacted with the staff:
Coach Farmer is leading the way, but it has been a group effort from the Red Raider coaching staff as Tucker has visited four times, including in early March when Texas Tech hosted a huge group of recruits for the start of spring ball in conjunction with the basketball team hosting Kansas.
“It went great. I got to sit in on pre-practice meetings, have a photo shoot, watch the practice, eat, then went to the Kansas game,” Tucker said. “After that I talked with Coach Scholz for about an hour about the strength program and what they’re trying to accomplish, and then had dinner with Farmer. My favorite parts was watching the practice and seeing how they do things at Tech, and also being able to talk deeper with Coach Scholz.”
Avalanche Journal’s Carlos Silva, Jr. talked with Tucker about his commitment:
“I was just really impressed with coach (Steve) Farmer, coach coach (Matt) Well and (Luke) Wells; and coach (David) Yost,” Tucker said of what made Texas Tech stand out among 16 total offers. “They made it apparent early that they wanted me and told me how I could be a good benefit to their offense.
“They really liked my length and size, and felt I could add a few more pounds to my frame. It’s something you can’t teach is what they told me.”
And last, but not least, Red Raider Sports’ Matt Clare talked to Tucker about how Wells has been focusing on the culter and that Wells has that NFL potential:
“He mentioned the culture wasn’t in the right place when they first arrived at Tech and they are working to overhaul things. They are getting into year two and Coach Wells said things are getting way better, he wants to take things to the next level and make Texas Tech elite.
“Coach Wells calls me his ‘first round draft pick’ and Coach (Dave) Scholz believes that i can get up to 315-330 pounds of healthy weight as I develop at the next level.”
Really a fantastic athlete, very agile, moves really well in space and has a terrific frame. Tucker is one of those guys where if, if he develops, then he’s Le’Raven Clark or something similar to that, he’s got so much athleticism, I could see that for sure, but the question is if the player can add enough weight to actually develop. That’s an actual thing. I think that he could use his hands a bit better, but with most blockers in high school, he probably doesn’t have the strength just yet. He uses those long arms some of the time, just probably not enough and relies on his body because he moves so well.
This is a terrific get for Texas Tech, the offer list alone is something that’s impressive, probably because he’s got truly significant athleticism, but doesn’t quite have the strength and size to go along with it. I think most of those colleges see the same thing, which is a player that’s going to take some time and develop.