6’0”, 170 lbs.
Stone Mountain, GA (Stephenson)
Rivals: #44 S, #41 in GA
Scout: #62 CB
247: #90 S
Choosing between UK and: Vandy, Louisville, South Carolina, Ole Miss and many more.
Jared Tucker has been targeted by UK since starting High School, seeing the good and the bad sides of Kentucky football. Today he will be visiting campus for the first time since watching Matt Roark’s Miracle against Tennessee. In a year and a half a lot has changed for Damarcus Sweat’s high school teammate. He has visited all of the Top SEC schools (Florida, Alabama, South Carolina, and UT) but all of the buzz indicates that a decision could happen today.
– UK 2014 Fball Class (@UK2014Class) May 29, 2013
Primarily playing centerfield for defenses at the Safety position, Tucker has great cover speed that makes it difficult to throw down the middle of the field. Safeties don’t often cover WRs one-on-one, but Tucker’s speed and great vertical leap make it difficult for WRs to get open. You have to be impressed with a kid that can not only cover the middle, but can also get his hands in the passing lane of jump ball opportunities that could result in a TD. Like most Stoops recruits, he isn’t the kind of DB to sit back and let the play come to him. The aggressive tackler launches his body towards opposing players, absolutely Stonewalling (I’m pretty sure I’ve heard a coach use that phrase before) the opposing team’s running back at the 2:38 mark.