Lake Taylor DT Tyrique Tucker (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)
Norfolk State offers in-town recruit Tyrique Tucker
by Andy Hilton, recruit757
Norfolk State is now in on relentless Lake Taylor lineman Tyrique Tucker (2021 DT 6-0 280).
Tucker got the word on Friday, directly from Norfolk State head coach Latrell Scott.
“Coach Scott offered me. I was excited about it. Norfolk State is always home and they do some good things on defense. Especially with the guys inside,” Tucker explained. “I’ve been waiting but I’m blessed. Fordham and Norfolk State have recently offered me. I have a bunch of coaches showing interest as well.”
— Tyrique Tucker (@TuckerTyrique) July 24, 2020
Tucker can now feel confident that he’ll be playing college ball at the D1 level. Norfolk State has found a fertile recruiting ground, just down Princess Anne Road on the campus of Lake Taylor. The Titans have been producing state championship caliber football players under their head coach Hank Sawyer, and those talents typically transition well at the college level.
Defensive back Nhyre Quinerly just finished his college career at Norfolk State, and he was in the running as an NFL Free Agent. Quinerly graduated from Lake Taylor in 2015 and spent his redshirt freshman season at East Carolina before returning home to play for the Spartans.
Defensive back Rashard Russell is also a Lake Taylor grad, and he’s entering his redshirt junior season at Norfolk State. Of course there are other Titans who have made their mark at Norfolk State over the years.
Norfolk State will also see tight end/defensive end Ikeem Wright hit the field for the first time as a college player as soon as we have a football season in the MEAC.
“Lake Taylor has done real good at Norfolk State. I take notice,” Tucker added. “My boy Ikeem is going to do his thing this year.”
Tucker also noted that he has interest from Duquesne, Eastern Illinois, ODU, Gardner Webb, James Madison and New Hampshire.
There may be uncertain times ahead since public high schools in Virginia are highly unlikely to have a football season this fall. With two offers in hand, Tyrique Tucker has what he needs to move on to the next level, whether he has a senior season or not. From here, additional offers are just additional options for a football career that’s on track to continue.
– Andy Hilton