Tucker Lands First Offer

2017 S Derrick Tucker

The first FBS offer arrived Wednesday night for a Houston-area 2017 safety prospect who already has a four-star rating from Scout.com.

Manvel features a roster loaded with Division I FBS talent.

Entering the 2014 season, 11 Manvel Mavericks had already landed FBS offers. Now that number is 12.

Manvel's youngest college-caliber prospect Scout.com identified during the summer 7v7 season was 2017 safety Derrick Tucker, who Scout has learned picked up his first offer from Nebraska on Wednesday night.




The 6-foot-3, 185-pound Tucker reported in July that he had received early interest from Kentucky and Utah. With Nebraska offering him, his recruitment could take off this fall, especially if he performs to the high expectations he set for everyone with a very impressive summer.

Last month, Tucker was one of the first 85 prospects nationally in the 2017 class to receive a four-star rating from Scout.

Tucker had three tackles in Manvel's Aug. 28 season-opener, which was an eye-opening 35-10 rout of fellow powerhouse Spring (Texas) Westfield.

Tucker has an elite frame, good speed, and great leaping ability, which he frequently displayed during Manvel's deep run in the big-school bracket at the Adidas Texas 7v7 Championships in College Station in mid-July.

Tucker is part of a defense that boasts UCLA-bound 2015 cornerback Will Lockett, 2016 linebacker Jordan Carmouche, and a couple more FBS-caliber prospects. Manvel's offense is also loaded with 2016 four-stars Reggie Hemphill and D'Eriq King leading a stacked group.

Check back with Scout as we track Tucker's progress. His recruitment should be a fun and active process.

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