One of the bigger wide receiver prospects in the Lone Star state at Dallas (Texas) Hillcrest High School in top pass-catcher Chris Tuck. The 6-foot-5, 197-pound player certainly has the height and size to be one of the more highly recruited targets for the state in 2007.
Tuck, an all-district selection as a junior, had 27 receptions for 357 yards and six touchdowns last year. The talented young man even splits some time at defensive end. Things really got off to a good start when he found himself in pre-game awaiting his first start on varsity.
"It was last season versus Richardson," Tuck remembers about his varsity start. "It was probably because of my hard work in practice that week. After the national anthem, my coach says 'Tuck, you're starting.'"
"It was a pretty good feeling."
Tuck and his teammates also have a new coach this season. Former coach Clayton George left for Haltom and has been replaced by former Wilmer-Hutchins athletic director/coach Mike Robinson.
"I just met him the other day," Tuck said about his new coach. "I think it's going to be alright. He runs the same offense that coach George did but I think he's going to throw the ball more, so as a receiver, you've got to like that."
The strong performance that Tuck had as a junior has started to bring in recruiting interest from schools around the country. One team stands out.
"Arizona, Iowa, LSU, Oklahoma State, UTEP, and TCU are some schools that are showing some interest," Tuck said. "I would like to go to Oklahoma State. I just like the way they play and I've liked them since I was a little kid."
No scholarship offers have come just yet, but Tuck says that something should be happening soon. He's planning on attending the TCU camp this summer, but has not taken any other visits at this time.