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Tucker enjoys UK, WKU visits

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It was a banner weekend for Memphis (Tenn.) University School running back Shane Tucker. First he rushed for 196 yards while notching another 80 receiving yards in his team's victory over Memphis White Station on Friday night. Then, on Saturday, he was in Lexington for Kentucky and Georgia, followed by an unofficial visit to Western Kentucky on Sunday.
"I played really well on Friday and then had good visit to Kentucky and a great visit to Western Kentucky," Tucker said.
The Wildcats just offered Tucker earlier this month, and even though UK came up short in the game with the Bulldogs, Tucker said he was impressed by the school's football facilities.
"I love the visit," he said. "The indoor facility is nice and I got a chance to talk with coach Phillips; that was pretty cool."
But the real highlight of Tucker's trip came after he left Lexington and decided to stop by the WKU campus for a closer look.
"I really love Western Kentucky," Tucker said. "When I heard WKU I really wasn't sure of what to think, but when I went there it changed. It's a great place, the football field is great and so are the facilities. I loved it."
The Hilltoppers jumped to the top of Tucker's four-team list, followed by Arkansas State, Kentucky and Middle Tennessee. Things are still relatively fluid for Tucker and he continues to pick up steam on the back of his terrific senior season.
"It's like everything is starting to pay off," Tucker said. "I'm getting more phone calls from SEC schools and I'm excited about that."
Tucker only has one more unofficial visit planned for now, a Nov. 3 trip to Auburn.
"I'm looking forward to it" Tucker said. "I'm just going to keep playing hard and just see how things go."
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