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Tucker emerges as top prospect

Casey Tucker might be one of the top recruits in Arizona's 2014 class and the Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton offensive tackle already has an offer from Oregon State and is hearing from many other programs.
Arizona, Arizona State, Arkansas, Oregon, Notre Dame, Alabama and Nebraska have been in contact with Tucker, a 6-foot-6, 275-pound prospect. Only the one offer from Oregon State has come in but Tucker said he's hopeful many other schools will follow soon.
"I haven't had a ton of offers yet," Tucker said. "Coaches are talking to me though. They told me they've watched me closely and they want to keep in touch."
Tucker, who is trying to schedule some camp stops and unofficial visits in the coming months, said he recently talked with first-year Arizona State coach Todd Graham.
Like Graham has been telling many of the top 2013 prospects in the state of Arizona, he's hopeful the Sun Devils can stay strong in Tucker's recruitment.
The Chandler Hamilton standout said it's far too early to make any serious decisions about his recruitment but after talking with Graham staying close to home will definitely be considered. Talking to the Arizona State coach made a good impression.
"He was giving me a good speech about staying in-state and defending my home turf," Tucker said.
"He wants the in-state guys to stay home. He said it's really important for the local guys to stay home. I'm pretty much open to anything right now. I just want to find the best fit but staying close would be nice."
Playing at Chandler Hamilton should help Tucker's recruitment, too. The 2014 class there has a bunch of quality players and in 2013 players like four-star cornerback Cole Luke, three-star lineman Patrick Joseph and a few other players should get seriously recruited.
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