August 24, 2008

Tucker decision put on hold

Tyler(TX)Chapel Hill tailback Matthew Tucker stated several weeks ago that before his senior season began, he hoped to have a decision on where he would be playing his college ball out of the way.

Now, just days before the Bulldogs open the 2008 season, the 6-foot-2, 212-pounder says he hasn't heard much on the recruiting front ever since two-a-days began and has yet to make a commitment. The big back holds offers from Arkansas, Kansas, and UTEP while getting heavy interest from several including TCU.

"I really don't know how recruiting is going," Tucker said. "I haven't talked to my head coach about it so I really don't know. I haven't talked to him about if any new coaches have talked to him or not about me."

Tucker stated in his last interview with Purplemenace.com that his two leaders were TCU and Arkansas. Much is the same still, although another team is catching his eye.

"I still like those schools," Tucker said of TCU and Arkansas. "I'm still looking toward LSU too. I'm looking everywhere though still."

With the new additions of the Dutch Meyer Athletic Complex and Abe Martin Academic Enhancement Center it has certainly caught the eye of several recruits. Tucker is no exception as he say the facilities among other things has him liking TCU.

"I like their new facilities," he said. "I also like the coaching staff, especially Coach Anderson. I like him because he said I can tell him anything if I need to talk to someone."

Chapel Hill had the benefit of participating in two scrimmages against Arp and Wills Point since they play at the class 3A level and don't hold spring practices. Tucker says he and his teammates took care of business.

"Wills Point really wasn't that good, I think they scored one time and we scored I think around six times. Against Arp, they scored once, we scored twice. I did real good but the coaches took me out."

This week will officially count as week zero for high schools across the Lone Star state. Chapel Hill opens up against Palestine Westwood and Tucker expects his team to show up and compete while knowing he'll have a team trying to shut him down.

"We should look good," he said. "They play good but we'll just find out. I personally got to show them I'm better because I know they're going to try to stop me."

Back to the recruiting side of things, Tucker says he doesn't know exactly when he'll make a decision.

"I'm going to try and make a decision(soon)," he said. "I don't like one team above the other, not yet. I just really don't know."

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