Monday, 3 August 2009

Quintin Tucker

"Kevin A" recently commented about this guy, saying he was one of the strongest players in the country. At first, I didn't have a clue who Quintin Tucker was, so I had to investigate....

He is not rated by either or, which explains why I haven't seen much of him before. When looking at his profile on scout, despite there being no articles, biography or stats on him, one thing did stand out, Scripps Ranch HS (San Diego, CA). He goes to the same school that Tate Forcier did, which explains his interest in Michigan. 

Rivals had a bit more information on Tucker, listing him capable of 405lb Squat and 365lb bench press, very impressive. After watching his video, the first thing I noticed was that he was playing DE, despite being listed as a MLB. One thing was certain, he looks like a machine at defensive end, a definate pass rusher. He even made a game-winning stop on one play, well I assume it was game winning the way the team was going crazy afterwards!

Rivals lists his three top schools as Iowa State, Michigan and San Deigo State. Not an impressive list for a guy who clearly has a lot of talent along with the physique to play college ball? The reason for this might be that Tucker missed a lot of his junior season due to CIF transfer rules. 

He does not currently hold an offer from the Maize and Blue, but look out for him to have a breakout senior year, and possibly earn an offer to join his former teammate Tate Forcier.


  1. Here is article on Quintin Tucker that was on Yahoo Sports, Also look at Quintin was at Oakland combine and had on of the top scores in the powerball toss, 41'.

    San Diego LB tough and aggressive
    By Rick Kimbrel, Recruiting Analyst
    Mar 26, 7:54 pm EDT

    Linebacker Quintin Tucker (6-1, 230) from San Diego (Calif.) Scripps Ranch is a player to watch this coming fall. He didn’t get a chance to play a full season as a junior due to CIF transfer rules, but he was impressive in the amount of time that he did play.

    In six games as junior, Tucker let know that he accounted 15 tackles for loss, nine sacks and three forced fumbles. He wasn’t sure on his overall total of tackles.

    On the recruiting front, Tucker has garnered recruiting interest in Iowa State, Michigan and San Diego State.

    The scouting report on Tucker is he’s very tough and aggressive. Both are qualities that come in handy when you play middle linebacker. He also has great vision and gets to the football in a hurry. That is the reason that he accounted for so many tackles behind the line of scrimmage.

    The opposition has to keep Tucker in mind when they game plan. He has to be accounted for on every play.

    Rolando Garcia of, a non-profit organization that films and knows who’s who in San Diego had to following to say about Tucker.

    “Quintin is tough, strong, aggressive and relentless,” Garcia said. “He has a great motor and has good leadership skills.

    “The thing about Quintin is he’s always trying to get better and stronger,” Garcia said. “He’s a workout warrior.”

    Workout warrior indeed. Tucker’s current bench is 365, he squats 405 and dead lifts a very impressive 445. He has recorded a 31-inch vertical.

    What is Tucker looking for in a college?

    “Academics will have to be very important,” Tucker said. “I want to be an orthopedic surgeon. That’s why Michigan is my top choice.”

    Tucker played with four-star quarterback and Michigan signing, Tate Forcier.

    Tucker is also a solid student, who carries a 3.2 GPA.

  2. Quintin Tucker has committed to the University of Michigan, The 6'2' 235lb DE/FB will enroll in summer school in June to start working out with the team.