Over the past several months, Bryn Tucker has emerged as one of the best offensive linemen in the 2020 class with an impressive offer list full of the top programs in college football. Recently, we caught up with Bryn Tucker to talk about his recruitment.
Tucker told us that Virginia Tech, Tennessee, Notre Dame, and Auburn are currently standing out in his recruitment. He added that those four schools are the ones recruiting him the hardest.
Why are the Hokies standing out for Tucker?
"The coaches are awesome and the school is incredible," Tucker told us.
Tucker was on campus earlier this spring for the Hokies' Spring Game which was an "amazing" experience for a couple of reasons.
"The fans were hyped and the atmosphere was awesome," Tucker said.
He added that the visited impacted his recruitment and opinion of VT "a lot" and that he definitely wants to come back with hopes to visit VT sometime after the dead period ends. In addition, Tucker is hoping to take unofficial visits to Notre Dame, Tennessee, and Auburn after the summer dead period ends.
Vance Vice and Adam Lechtenberg have led the charge on his recruitment with Vice's role likely to only grow as the 2020 recruiting cycle starts to pick up its pace. The good news is that Tucker has an "awesome" relationship with the Hokies' OL coach calling him a "great coach and even better person."
While the recruiting services are divided on where Bryn Tucker should play, the four-star Tennessean told us that he's comfortable playing whichever spot a collegiate coach would want him at. Given his size at 6'5'' and somewhere between 290-300 pounds, Tucker has the size to play guard or tackle.
At this point, the Hokies should be considered a serious threat as one of the constants over the past few months at the top of his recruitment alongside Notre Dame and Tennessee who were all among 5 schools
that were previously standing out for him. Tennessee may have a slight benefit due to the fact that Tucker is from Knoxville, but he told us that he is simply looking for the school that "feels like home."
Virginia Tech is a serious contender for four-star OL Bryn Tucker and should have an opportunity to get him back on campus after the dead period ends.
Bryn Tucker in the Recruiting Rankings
Bryn Tucker is rated as a four-star recruit by Rivals
, 247 Sports
, and the 247 Sports Composite. Tucker is ranked as the sixth best offensive tackle by the 247 Sports Composite, eighth best OT by 247 Sports, and second best offensive guard by Rivals.
Tucker is ranked as the best recruit in Tennessee by 247 Sports and the 247 Sports Composite, and the second best Tennessee recruit by Rivals.
Bryn Tucker's Offer List (According to 247 Sports) (Stand Out Schools in Bold)
- ACC: Virginia Tech, Louisville
- SEC: Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vanderbilt
- Big 12: Oklahoma
- Big 10: Nebraska, Ohio State
- Independent: Notre Dame
- AAC: Memphis
Photo Credit: @TuckerBryn (Bryn Tucker)
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