Maryland fans have been expecting four-star point forward Cliff Tucker to sign a letter-of-intent after his weekend visit to College Park. Tucker, who is from El Paso, Texas, enjoyed his visit but will he sign during the early period?
"The visit to Maryland went really well," said Tucker, 6-foot-4, 185-pounds. "I was happy with it. I told them I wanted to think about it and talk with my family and coaches before I sign. I decided I'm going to wait and sign during the late period, but they are still number one on my list."
One of the big reason for delaying a final decision is the success Tucker is having on the football field as a wide receiver. His Chapin High School football team is poised for a run at the state championship when the playoffs begin this weekend.
"I just have a lot going on right now with football," he said. "I don't see my basketball coach much during football season, so I haven't had a chance to talk with him about my situation.
"I'm waiting till I can just focus on basketball, and then I'll figure out what I am going to do."
Tucker's school list still remains the same with Clemson, Texas A&M, Washington State, San Diego and UTEP all having a chance to beat out Maryland.
Tucker has, however, added Kansas to his list. He has not spoken with the Kansas coaching staff recently, but with the Jayhawks missing on James Anderson, Tucker could become a target.
Tucker is the No. 85 ranked prospect in the Rivals150.
Cliff Tucker scouting report:
A smooth athlete who is skilled with the ball, Tucker plays as much like a point guard as a wing forward. He has a good feel for the game, but he does need to improve his strength and long range shooting for the next level.