Tyler (Texas) Chapel Hill is the preseason No. 1 team in the state for Class 3A and the University of North Texas seems to want to feed off that success. For the third time in as many weeks, the Mean Green has picked up a commitment from the East Texas school.
Running back Rex Rollins was the first to pull the trigger to North Texas, followed by defensive tackle Sir Calvin Wallace. Earlier this week, another Bulldog followed suit.
"I verbally committed to North Texas," Chapel Hill running back Andrew Tucker said on Wednesday afternoon. "I committed there a couple of days ago. I was talking to my dad and we both decided that it was a good place for me. I like that it's a good program and it's pretty close to home."
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Though he has two teammates also committed to play at the school, Tucker says that did not factor into his decision. It is definitely a plus though.
"Not really, I didn't really make my decision on that," he said of Rollins and Wallace. "I made the best decision for me. It's cool that they're going to be there with me too though. They were excited when they found out I was going there too."
Tucker, the younger brother of TCU running back Matthew Tucker, is still receiving interest from a few other schools.
"I have an offer from Texas State," he said. "I'm hearing a lot from SFA, Houston and Baylor. Those are the schools that are talking to me the most right now."
The 6-foot, 180-pound Tucker is a two-way standout for Chapel Hill but says the Mean Green want him to play on offense.
"Running back, they're recruiting me as a running back," he said. "They haven't said anything about linebacker to me."
Tucker was a first-team all-district selection as both a running back and linebacker after rushing for 1,063 yards and 14 touchdowns on offense and compiling 113 tackles, 12 tackles for loss and two sacks on defense.