Longtime friends headed to CFP

Cincinnati wide receiver Tre Tucker (7) returns a punt during a game against Tulsa this season. Tucker and teammate Tyler Scott (21) grew up as friends in Akron and now hope to help the Bearcats win the national championship.

It was more than a decade ago that two kids in the Akron area, Tre Tucker and Tyler Scott, first met. They ran track together. They became close friends — more like brothers, Tucker says — by the time they were seven or eight years old.

Their paths diverged a bit in high school, with Tucker going to CVCA and Scott attending Norton, though they remained friends. Tucker, a year older than Scott, eventually committed to the University of Cincinnati prior to the 2019 season. Scott followed a year later.

Both were recruited as three-star prospects largely based on their speed and big-play ability as wide receivers. The chance to reconnect with Tucker became a factor in Scott's recruitment.

"Growing up in Northeast Ohio, everyone wants to go to Ohio State. That's the number one thing when you're a kid growing up," Scott said in a phone interview. "But as I was going on visits, I knew Tre was at Cincinnati, but it didn't really hit me until I actually got here and was I like, 'Hey, Tre's at Cincinnati.' We hooked up and we were talking and reminiscing about it all, and that connection refueled all of that."

Source link

Show More

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button