With a schedule that included three state champions and several Division 1 prospects in the first half of the season alone, Memphis (Tenn.) University School running back Shane Tucker knew he would have a chance to impress.
After showing his versatility and putting up some big time number in those showcase games, Tucker's hard work paid off with this first offer from a BCS school.
"Sunday I just got offered by Kentucky," Tucker said. "And that's pretty exciting for me."
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Tucker, who also has offers from Arkansas State, Middle Tennessee and Western Kentucky said the offer from the Wildcats has been a long time coming.
"I've been keeping up with the coaches and they've been watching me since last year," he said. "Now I've gained a couple pounds and I've gotten faster so things are picking up."
Tucker, who plays some slot receiver as well serving has his team's primary kick and punter returner, is being recruited by Kentucky as a running back. He added that the Wildcats aren't the only school showing increased interest.
"I should have more offers coming," he said. "I've been talking to Tennessee a lot and North Carolina a lot."
Tucker has taken multiple visits to Arkansas State games and also taken an unofficial to Memphis. He's planning on going to Lexington for the first time on Oct. 20, when the Wildcats host Georgia and also has a visited lined up to Western Kentucky for this weekend.
"I love all the schools at this point," he said. "I'm going to make a decision before the end of the football season, sometime in November, after I take all my unofficial visits."
Tucker is also an accomplished baseball player and says that all four of the schools that offered are willing to give him a chance to play both sports.
"I want to play both and all the schools have offered me the chance to play both," he said. "They just want me at their school and have been supportive about it."