Atlanta tight end Robert Tucker has committed to South Carolina for the 2016 class.
Will Muschamp and assistant Bryan McClendon dropped in on Tucker at B.E.S.T Academy in Atlanta on Thursday morning and before leaving they had secured a commitment.
“It means a lot. It was a blessing to commit to an SEC team and I’m very excited to go play for Coach Muschamp,” Tucker said. “Coach Muschamp and Coach McClendon came by and I committed today.”
Tucker (6-3, 230) is a versatile player and has the ability to play linebacker as well as tight end, but he said the Gamecocks coaches like him strictly for the offense.
“They said they are going to move me all over ... slot, H-Back and I’ll have my hand in the dirt, too,” he said.
Tucker visited Tulane last weekend and will visit USC this weekend. Some of his other offers were Minnesota, UCF and Marshall.
Tucker is the first tight end commitment for the class and he gives the Gamecocks 22 new scholarship players for the 2016 team.