It's not always easy playing behind a guy like Sony Michel, that's for damn sure. However, that doesn't mean that you just get lost in the ether. As the encore to the Courtel Jenkins commitment on Thursday morning, American Heritage RB Walter Tucker has committed to play for Miami in both football and track.
The Sun Sentinel's Dieter Kurtenbach had the news first, posting this on Twitter:
American Heritage RB & hurdler Walter Tucker has committed to play football and run track at Miami. Up @ SunSentinel: bit.ly/ZS1Iq6— Dieter Kurtenbach (@dkurtenbach) June 6, 2013
Tucker is a 6 foot, 200 pound back who shows surprising power as well as speed. He may be un-ranked according to most recruiting services, but he definitely had interest from other big name programs like Bama and Texas.
Tucker was previously committed to Clemson, but when he found out that he would be unable to participate in both track and football, he chose to come to Miami instead. He was on campus yesterday for a visit, and made his decision. He is a good football player, but perhaps a better track runner. He was tops in the state of Florida for hurdles, and was at one time (and perhaps still is), and Olympic hopeful.
Oh, and in case you are wondering, Tucker is a 2013 kid, meaning he immediately adds more depth to Miami's backfield. Here's a few more Kurtenbach tweets to give you an idea of this kid's skill:
Alex Collins was my No. 1 RB in Broward last year. Matt Dayes was my No. 2. Walter Tucker was No. 3, but I wasn’t sure he was going to play.— Dieter Kurtenbach (@dkurtenbach) June 6, 2013
WELCOME TO THE U, WALTER!