In the midst of an undefeated football season at Chapin High School in El Paso, Texas, Cliff Tucker has not had a lot of time for his basketball recruitment. The 6-foot-4, 185-pound guard will, however, find some time to travel across the country to visit his favorite school.
Also considering UTEP, Clemson, San Diego, Washington State and Texas A&M, Tucker will visit Maryland November 11.
"Maryland is my top school right now," said Tucker. "There is a good chance I will choose Maryland if my visit goes well. If I'm not sure after the visit, then I'll wait till the spring."
Tucker, who is skilled with the ball and has a knack for finding the open man, relished the opportunity to play the point during the summer for his New Mexico Force travel squad.
"I have to play inside a lot for my high school team, so it is fun to get to handle the ball more during the summer," he said. "I love to get my teammates involved in the game."
Even though Tucker is primarily focused on playing basketball in college, football is not out of the picture for the talented wide receiver.
"There is a chance I might walk on for football," he said. "I really like football better, but everyone says that I'm better at basketball. Football is the main sport around here, and it doesn't get any better than playing on Friday night in Texas."
Tucker, who is the No. 85 ranked prospect in the Rivals150, averaged 19 points, 9 rebounds, 4 steals and 2 blocks per game during his junior season.
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.