Going into his first official visit, a trip to South Carolina, Tucker, Ga., linebacker Tavares Kearney had said his two favorites were the Gamecocks and Ohio State.
So how did Kearney's visit to South Carolina go and have the Gamecocks moved into the lead?
"I liked the players and the Columbia area," Kearney said. "I met coach Spurrier. I liked the new coaches he brought in. I got to go out on the campus and meet the professors.
Article Continues Below
"Ohio State is supposed to call this week. I'm supposed to visit there next.
"Both schools are still even."
Asked if his decision is down to the Buckeyes and Gamecocks, Kearney said, "Georgia and Louisville came in. I'm waiting for them to call me back."
The 6-foot-1 and 210 pound Kearney made 98 tackles, including 18 sacks, playing outside linebacker during his senior season. Kearney played a combination of linebacker and safety during his junior season and had eight sacks.
Kearney is the No. 37 outside linebacker prospect in the Rivals.com player rankings.