I was talking with a college coach this morning, and I brought up Tre Tucker who has committed to the University of Cincinnati. Tre is both a football player and a track sprinter. Listed at 5’9-165, probably. But oh can he run fast!
Last week, he clocked a 10.69/100 meters in the prelims in the morning. He came in the finals and ran a 10.41. Yes, a 10.41. According to the OHSAA, Piqua’s Brandon Saine ran a 10.38 in 2006. That is the fastest 100 meters in Ohio – ever.
Tre attends Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy near Akron. CVCA is a Division IV football program. Last year, they made the playoffs for the first time since 2009. Tre finished last year with 1,389 yards rushing and 23 TD’s. He also caught 31 balls for almost 600 yards. Fast.
Back to track. Last year, in the OHSAA State Championships, he won the long jump, won the 100m, and anchored the winning 4X200m relay. CVCA won the Division 2 State Championship. Looking forward to seeing him at the OHSAA State Championships this spring.
I have talked with some college coaches and they were concerned about his overall size. But he is very strong, gives great effort, and is tough. They were concerned about his catching ability and his catch radius. But at 10.41, find away to get him the ball. Bob Hayes(my era) was not good at ball skills, but he could run fast! The Cowboys were pretty good.
Tre’s HUDL hi-lites are impressive. He gets north/south. Willing to run between the tackles. Fast to get to the corner. Uses his 5th gear. Plants and gets up field. Actually breaks tackles. Solid pass catcher, but that can be improved in college. Excellent vision. Remember – 10.41/100m.
Luke Fickell likes tough guys. Guys that play above their abilities. Grinders. If I am correct, a kick off return or a punt return counts as 6 points. Tre Tucker can do that.
I have always liked him. Met him at my MSR Camp. He will come into UC with a chip. Not a big one, but he will prove that he belongs.
Remember – Fast – 10.41 – Fast. Still has the districts, regionals, and state to get better.
University of Cincinnati signed a fast guy, but also a tremendous competitor.