Thursday, October 11, 2012
LB Caleb Tucker ready for Huskies visit
By Mason Kelley
After Monroe (La.) Ouachita Parish finishes up its Thursday night game this week, Caleb Tucker will head home. The 6-foot-2, 225-pound linebacker will get some rest and prepare for a Friday morning flight to Dallas.
From there, the Washington commit will fly to Seattle to begin his official visit with the Huskies.
It is a trip he has been looking forward to, a second chance to see his future team in action after watching Washington play at LSU in September.
“I’m just trying to experience a lot, because I’m going to come up there by myself,” Tucker said. “It’s going to kind of be like an experience trip.”
Tucker was one of seven recruits who gave verbal commitments to the Huskies on the same day during the program’s Rising Stars Camp in June. He said he didn’t get a chance to really experience the city during his last trip to Seattle, so he plans to soak it in this weekend.
“I just really want to get a good grasp of the city because, when I was up there during the summer, I really didn’t get a chance just to [check] out the city really good,” Tucker said.
The weekend will be a chance for Tucker to get a feel for Saturdays with the Huskies. With several commits expected to be in town on unofficial visits for the USC game Saturday, including offensive lineman Sean Harlow (San Clemente, Calif./San Clemente) and defensive lineman Elijah Qualls (Petaluma, Calif./Casa Grande), it will also be an opportunity to get better acquainted with some of his future teammates.
When asked to make a prediction about the Huskies’ chances against the No. 11 Trojans, Tucker expressed plenty of confidence in his future program.
“To be honest, total domination,” Tucker said. “We’re going to smash on USC.”