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Tucker talks Washington State trip

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Olajuwon Tucker took an official visit to Washington State this past weekend and he was intrigued by the coaching staff and the facilities but his commitment to USC is not going away.
The four-star defensive end from Gardena (Calif.) Serra said the Washington State coaches told him they needed him at outside linebacker and he's interested, but there are no changes in his recruitment at this point.
"I liked the campus and definitely the program they're building and the facilities they're building," Tucker said. "I heard nothing but good things about coach (Mike) Leach from all the players.
"They're still building them. They're building the new football facility which should be open by May, I believe, and the indoor practice facility which should be done soon.
"They were basically telling me how much they needed me. They're kind of short on outside linebackers so that's where they'd use me. They said they were short on numbers and that they can use me."
Tucker, who had a tremendous senior season and was bumped to a four-star prospect, has been committed to USC since mid-October, shortly after he was offered.
There is a new coaching staff in place at USC with Steve Sarkisian and his assistants, but Tucker said he remains strongly committed to the Trojans.
"I'm firm with USC," Tucker said. "I'm definitely going on an official visit I have lined up with them on Jan. 17 and I think after that I should know for sure."
The four-star from Gardena Serra is also planning an official visit to Miami during the weekend of Jan. 24 but it's expected he sticks with his USC pledge.
Adam Gorney is a West Region football recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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