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Cali LB sees stock continue to grow

Four-star linebacker Drean Rucker (6-1, 229, 4.6) from Moreno Valley (Calif.) Canyon Springs is off to a fantastic start. He is living up to his lofty status as one of the best linebackers in southern California. Rucker and his Canyon Springs teammates are a perfect 4-0. Rucker’s on field play is one of the main reasons why.
In four games, Rucker has been causing mayhem for opposing offenses. So far he has picked up 49 tackles, four sacks, two fumbles caused, one fumble recovery and one blocked punt as a senior.
This season follows his junior year when he was honored as his team’s Defensive MVP, all-CIF, all-county and all-league after racking up 115 total tackles, three sacks and one interception.
As a defender Rucker has great size and the speed to make plays sideline-to-sideline.
Rucker has tremendous strength for his size. He benches 370 pounds, squats 530 and power cleans 330.
What does Rucker want in a college?
“Location and educational opportunities are the most important,” Rucker said. “The team is also a consideration.”
Rucker is taking visits to Oregon, Oklahoma, and Nebraska but he doesn’t have dates yet. “I will set my visit dates after the season,” Rucker said.
USC may be in line for the fourth visit, but the fifth and final visit is very much undecided.
Rucker has offers from USC, Oregon, Oregon State, Washington, Washington State and Arizona State.
Rucker has seen his stock rise on a steady course upward ever since April. His performances on the field are making his stock grow even higher.
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