Normally spring practice is a great opportunity for prospects to show their stuff and add offers. But even though Stone Mountain (Ga.) Stephenson just started workouts this week, three-star safety Jared Tucker has seen his list grow impressively over the last month.
"I just picked up another offer from Miami," Tucke said. "I've also been talking to USC, Auburn and Virginia"
The Hurricanes join the likes of Florida, Kentucky and Tennessee, just to name a few, on Tucker's growing offer list.
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"I think they would be a pretty good fit for me," Tucker said of the Canes. "I have a close friend on the team already [current sophomore Raphael Kirby] so I have someone to teach me the ropes as I go along. I'm going to keep looking at them more."
Tucker said the two others schools making the strongest push at the current time are Indiana and Vanderbilt. He provided his thoughts on each:
Indiana: "They've hit me up a lot over the past couple of months. I believe they're the school that has contacted me the most. I talk to their DB coach, Brandon Shelby, he's a nice going. Going up there to play in the Big 10, I wouldn't mind that. I guess I have to talk with them more and get some more information."
Vanderbilt: "I visited Vanderbilt a week before their spring game. I had a chance to talk to the head coach, their DB's coach and they're pretty good guys. I wouldn't mind going down there. They told me that they're recruiting me as a corner and a safety and I'd like the opportunity to play both positions."
"The campus was nice. I was able to see them practice then I went into the meeting room and broke down some plays with [defensive coordinator] Coach [Bob} Shoop. I really want to see Vandy one more time this summer. I really wasn't' able to get the full effect of the campus, just the football facilities. I want to see the whole campus."
Tucker added that he's exciting to talk to more coaches this spring and hopefully add to his list of offers.
"I'm excited to see the coaches from Wisconsin," he said. "They said they're coming down and so did the coaches from Syracuse. They're looking at me to play wide receiver so I want to know more about them and what they might have in store for me."
Tucker said once spring wraps up he's planning a busy summer of unofficial visits, with South Carolina and Tennessee among the two schools he wants to visit the most.