At one time Jamil Tucker was thinking either Pac-10 or the Big Ten. Now the 6-foot-9, 210-pound combo forward from West High School in Gary, Ind., has three visits scheduled, and none of those schools were on his summer list.
"I'm not looking at those schools out west like USC and UCLA anymore," said Tucker, the No. 63 ranked prospect in the Rivals150. "I've knocked off the Big Ten schools also."
With Purdue, Indiana and Ohio State, whom Tucker wanted to commit to in July, off the list, Tucker will visit Kent State this weekend. Then on September 24, he will be in Atlanta to officially visit Georgia Tech. After that visit, he will spend the next weekend at Virginia on an official. Tucker claims offers from all three schools.
"I'm not upset that I have a new list now," said Tucker. "I think it is good to do new thing, and in a way, this is exciting. I don't know much about these schools, so I don't have a favorite. I'm just going to visit and learn as much as I can about them."
Tennessee is another school that has been in contact with Tucker and is appealing to him.
"Another school that I have been getting letters from and has been talking to my coach is Tennessee," he said. "I'd be very interested in them. My good friend Cordell Passley is going there."
Jamil Tucker scouting report:
Tucker is best on the wing in transition where he can knock down threes or take the ball to the basket in a couple dribbles. More of a small forward than a power forward, Tucker does need to improve his ball handling and passing and develop a midrange game. Can be very good around the basket when he plays hard. His effort on the defensive end needs to improve.