’24 DE/DT continues to impress scouts
We couldn’t find a weight listed for Nikolas Tucker anywhere on line. After watching his film, we would put him in the 240-260 range. Programs will like him there, as is evidenced by the dozens of suitors following him right now. He sheds blockers well and closes on the ball well. We would like to see him a little more explosive on his get off and firing off lower, winning the leverage battle and staying under the would-be blockers hands more. Overall, this is a quality interior defensive lineman type who demonstrates why Southwestern went 13-1 in ’22 and is consistently in the title hunt in its classification of play.Fletcher Long, Chief of the Scouting Division, KPGFootball
When I was coaching football I used to tell my defensive linemen I wanted them to pick a low launch-point, below the blocker’s hip line, and keep his trajectory and upfield incursion below his selected target. Sometimes low, squatty interior defensive linemen have an advantage in this regard.
In gap-scheme defensive fronts, I don’t want an interior guy who is much over six-feet tall. I need them explosive. I need them aggressive. I need them to possess the core strength to drop their hips and live there.
Low leverage guys with violent hands, just can’t get enough of them. Nikolas Tucker types are fine examples of what I am attempting to describe.
Tucker is 6’1.” He plays both DT and DE for his Warriors. In ’22, as a junior, he was among the front’s leaders in both tackles and QB-sacks. Tucker lives in an offense’s backfield.
Now we have before discussed how colleges really recruiting a target follow that player on Twitter. Having a Twitter account is a must in college recruiting if you want to interface with college programs and college coaches.
If you don’t have a Twitter account and want to play college football, you better start one today. If you won’t do that, then you really don’t want to be recruited.
There are all kinds of programs from various levels of college football recruiting Nikolas Tucker and showing interest in securing his services. I don’t care the level, he should interact with those programs who most prize him and his talents.
Recruit the guys who are recruiting you. They will find the most money for you. You will be happier there than anywhere else.
In the meantime, Tucker has a senior season to play. The Warriors figure to have strong team returning as they are always in the hunt it seems.
There will be plenty of time to worry about the next level. Enjoy where you are. Go out a champion.
This is Coach HB Lyon, reporting for KPGFootball, and we’re JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT!
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