Texas A&M landed a key player for its secondary Friday morning. Four-star safety Derrick Tucker has committed to the Aggies, according to a report from GigEm247.com’s Taylor Hamm.
Coach Kevin Sumlin, in apparent reaction to the news, expressed his happiness minutes later on Twitter.
— Kevin Sumlin (@CoachSumlin) May 13, 2016
The Manvel, Texas native is rated as the No. 14 safety nationally in the Class of 2017 and the No. 22 player in the state, according to 247Sports.com’s composite rankings. He may have surprised some by choosing the Aggies over local rival Texas and also picked Texas A&M over SEC foes Alabama, Arkansas, Ole Miss and Missouri.
Tucker is Texas A&M’s sixth commitment in its 2017 class and the second four-star prospect along with offensive tackle Grayson Reed. Texas A&M’s class entered Friday ranked No. 43 nationally and No. 11 in the SEC by 247Sports.com.