Tucker Heading To Western Michigan

Tucker Heading To Western Michigan

Running back Davon Tucker of Somerdale (N.J.) Sterling committed to Western Michigan on Tuesday.

Somerdale (N.J.) Sterling running back Davon Tucker got the feel he wanted during a weekend visit to Western Michigan, and it began with the energy of the coaching staff.

So Tuesday, the 5-foot-9, 203-pound Tucker became the second Garden State running back in two classes to commit to the Broncos. He called coach P.J. Fleck to inform him on the decision.

"It was good for me. I liked his reaction," Tucker said. "I told him and he was kind of running around and excited. It's exciting for me, a big relief. I was getting tired of (recruiting)."

Last year it was Union (N.J.) High running back Jamauri Bogan committing to Western Michigan.

In the 5-foot-9, 203-pound Tucker, Western Michigan gets in a downhill runner who hits the hole fast and has good top-end speed. As a junior, Tucker ran for 1,087 yards and 13 touchdowns.

"I hit the hole well and take it north and south," Tucker said. "I worked on my cuts, catching the ball more."

Tucker also held offers from Boston College, Syracuse, Ball State and Villanova, but he wants to be a difference maker at Western Michigan.

"I believe in changing the program, and I believe in what they're doing," Tucker said. "I like what they're doing. I went out there this weekend. It's a great place to be for four years."

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