Tucker surprised by offers

Olajuwon Tucker had not been talking to Miami at all but once the coaches stopped by Gardena (Calif.) Serra they became immediately interested.
Later that day, Serra coach Scott Altenberg sent a text message to Tucker telling him there was good news. Miami had offered the 6-foot-4, 225-pound defensive end and it was a big first one to get.
"That was my first one," Tucker said.
"It actually was pretty good. I was shocked to be honest. The coaches came out to the school and we met each other and later that day coach Altenberg sent me a text to call him and he said I have the offer from Miami.
"It was very surprising. I was overwhelmed really. It's still kind of fresh but I know a tiny bit about them. I know it's a great school and a lot of big names come out of that program."
Since Miami offered in the last week or so, Tucker has also landed offers from Colorado State and San Diego State.
After a recent unofficial visit to Utah, Tucker said he's also getting serious interest from that Pac-12 school and he's planning another trip there in the coming weeks.
The Utes are definitely involved in his recruitment and if he performs well at camp then another offer could be on the way for Tucker, one of many Serra standouts in this class who have received offers.
"I took an unofficial up there a couple weeks ago," Tucker said.
"It was great. I really liked the campus and the facilities they had. They were talking about their camp in June and coming out to compete. I'm going to go back out there."
More camp stops are also being planned. Tucker said he could go to USC, UCLA and San Jose State this summer in search of other offers.