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Opening unknown turns into name to watch, calls Miami his “dream school”

Opening unknown turns into name to watch, calls Miami his “dream school”

Stefan Adams
2019 Flint Hill (VA) DB Trey Rucker was a bit of an unknown coming into the Opening Miami Regional. With the vast majority of the field from the South Florida area, Rucker made the weekend trek all the way from Virginia to help start putting his name on the radar. And it worked, as he was one of the better DB’s at the event and even clocked in as one of the top 15 fastest players overall with a 4.59 40 yard dash.

“I learned a couple tweaks here and there, just to make my game even better,” Rucker said. “I’m pretty sure I was one of the top DB’s, but I didn’t get recognized at the moment. It’s fine, though.”

His great performances aren’t exclusive to camps, though. Rucker, who lists himself at 6’0” 185 pounds, had a huge junior season on his way to All-State recognition and a state title.

“We did pretty well, went undefeated and won states. I was first-team All-State safety in Virginia,” Rucker said. “I had 65 tackles, 5 interceptions, 7 TFL, 11 PBU, 2 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries, and 200 punt return yards.”

While Rucker currently sports no offers, he’s in contact with a few schools regularly and any one of them could be on the verge of offering the talented DB. Those schools?

“Clemson, Virginia Tech, Tennessee, Michigan, Old Dominion, Temple, and UMass,” Rucker outlined.

So, Rucker isn’t currently hearing from Miami, but he’d like to be: it was part of the reason he made the drive to South Florida.

“I had to come down to Miami, show some love to my dream school, ‘The U’,” Rucker said.

With visits on tap the next few weekends, recruiting is about to pick up for the rising senior DB.

“I’m going up to Temple this weekend,” Rucker said. “Next couple of weekends I’ve got Old Dominion, UMass, Virginia Tech.”

While Rucker is currently planning to decide his college future after his senior season, it’ll be location and comfortability that sets that one school apart.

“One is the location, because I want to stay on the east coast,” said Rucker. “Then, two, is what fits me the best, what school can I show out at.”


 

Comments (39)

gonna be tough for the kid to get an offer with the talent we have down here.
 
I see this kid becoming a terror at V-Tech. I just don’t see him here with all of the local talent, unless he balls out at Paradise..
 
I like kids like this who are hungry and want to compete. Vag Tech has been winning 10 games a year for two decades with guys like this.

He knew every stat cold too didn’t he? Did he proclaim himself an excellent driver after rattling off all those stats?
 
I would like to see how he does at the paradise camp .. But like what most people are saying the talent is good again this year for dbs down here, if it wasn't I would really try to pry him from va tech because I see him being a kid who could potentially give us trouble
 
Damn sure better than Diamante Howard as a safety. Come to Paradise and earn that offer
 
HUDL looks great good fundamentals as a safety's both in pass coverage and coming down hill in run support. Let's see how he does at paradise but wouldn't be shocked to see him earn an offer
 
I’ve been wishing we could get into VA for years. Not easy but it’s relatively open especially for an OOS school that offers such a unique experience.
 
Look at the list of interested schools. Kid obviously has talent and wants to be a Cane. Instead some of the fans want to slow play an offer because they want to chase some SFL recruits who will spurn us for bags at the last second. Sad that we get more loyalty from OOS players, but that's what you get with all the SFL street agents. Offer the kid early and lock him up.
 
His speed translates on film but his backpedal is very stiff and awkward. If he doesn't improve his footwork then I think he will wind up playing WR in college or box safety at a smaller program.

Staff should keep an eye on him and monitor his progress before considering an offer.
 
His speed translates on film but his backpedal is very stiff and awkward. If he doesn't improve his footwork then I think he will wind up playing WR in college or box safety at a smaller program.

Staff should keep an eye on him and monitor his progress before considering an offer.

Say what you will about Rumph's awful recruiting, but he is a good position coach. Give him the raw talent and he'll coach em up. I think the footwork can be improved
Kid is fast and a playmaker. He's not worth a scholly?
 
Get him to Paradise. Kid comes all the way to Miami to compete for a spot. He deserves a shot to be evaluated. Sounds like he'd rather play for the Canes than Va Tech, so if he's any good, we take one away from Fuente and Foster, too.
 

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