Before announcing Ohio State, Notre Dame, Michigan State, Stanford, Northwestern, Penn State, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Boston College as his current top 10 last night, class of 2016 linebacker Ethan Tucky, one of the top overall prospects from Central Ohio, once again made the short round trip from Delaware to the Ohio State campus for an unofficial visit yesterday afternoon.
"The visit was great. It really stood out to me," the four-star prospect told Land-Grant Holy Land soon after returning home. "What stood out to me about this trip was just how much the coaching staff felt like good friends, and just the overall feel of the campus. I had my first tour of the campus, and I actually really enjoyed it. Some people tell me it's so big, but I didn't feel that today."
While on his visit, the 6'2 210-pound Tucky didn't just get a better feel for the Ohio State campus, but also had the opportunity to chat with numerous members of the Ohio State coaching staff.
"Jon Carpenter, Greg Gillum, and Luke Fickell were the three I talked to. Coach Gillum gave me the tour of the campus, so I talked to him a lot. I talked to Coach Carpenter at the beginning just about the football facilities. Then at the end I talked to Coach Fickell just about his day and the NCAA. It was very chill," Tucky stated. "I can't wait to watch games there this fall."
So far, the soon to be Delaware Hayes junior holds scholarship offers from Boston College, Eastern Michigan, and Toledo. Even though he impressed the OSU coaching staff in camp last month by running a 4.43 forty yard dash that won the "Smokehouse" event for linebackers, he walked away without an offer from the Bucks, but that could soon change.
"I heard nothing about an offer (during this visit). I know where they stand after the camp, so today was more of just seeing the campus. They want to watch me in a game. They don't have any film of me at outside linebacker so they're waiting to see me play some in the fall."
Lining up mostly at defensive end last season, Tucky finished his sophomore year as the leading tackler for the Pacers with 48. His play on the field led him to be named first team All-Conference, and special mention All-Ohio.
While many of the nation's top prospects will flock to Ohio State July 25 to compete at Friday Night Lights, Tucky won't be one of them, but he could very be on the campus of one of the Buckeyes Big Ten foes in the coming weeks.
"I'm trying to make it up to Michigan State this month, but nothing besides that. I have a high school camp during Friday Night Lights, so I won't be able to make it."
Want to see Ethan Tucky in action? Check out these highlights, courtesy of Hudl: