Casey Tucker recruit scouting report: Athletic offensive tackle

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Casey Tucker is one of the best offensive tackle prospects in the Class of 2014.

From Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton High School, Tucker stands 6'6 and weighs in at 290 pounds. He's listed as a four-star player by 247 Sports, Rivals and ESPN, and Scout gives him a fifth star, rating him as the third-best offensive tackle in the current recruiting cycle. ESPN has Tucker as the No. 5 player at his position and best from Arizona. Rivals ranks him as the ninth-best OT and third-best player from his home state, and 247 has him at No. 27 and No. 7, respectively.

As of December, Tucker holds scholarship offers from 12 programs around the country. Schools such as Arizona State, Texas A&M, Notre Dame, USC and Boise State are bidding for his services. He also has offers from Arkansas, Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska and Oklahoma.

Fans can follow Tucker on Twitter at @CaseyTucker77.

Bud Elliott, National Recruiting Analyst: I am a big fan of Casey Tucker. Having seen him twice in person, he really improved during his senior season. Tucker has a build to eventually play at about 310 pounds, with excellent length. And he is a natural knee bender, which is important as it is sometimes tough to get  waist bender to become a knee bender. Tucker has light, quick feet for a player of his size and age. That, plus his size and length will enable him to become a very good pass blocker in college. I would like to see Tucker become a better drive blocker in the run game, and sometimes he lunges at the second level, though when he locks on to his target he really uncoils and delivers a blow. I definitely believe he is one of the best 10 or 15 tackles I have scouted in the class of 2014.

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