Bryn Tucker signed his letter of intent to join the Clemson Tigers today. Tucker hails from Knoxville, Tennessee (Knoxville Catholic). The 4-star OG measures 6’5’’ 305lb and is rated as the #9 OG in the 2020 class and #263 player overall per the 247Sports Composite®.
Robbie Caldwell is listed as the lead recruiter for Tucker and received a verbal commitment in early March. Tucker was thought to be the last member of the 2020 OL class that made up the “Clemson Moving Company” when he committed. He picked Clemson over a slew of offers that included Oklahoma, Virginia Tech, Tennessee and Notre Dame.
Tucker’s recruiting evaluation has been much like Mitchell Mayes. He was very highly ranked early in the evaluation process, has seemed to struggle with weight and athleticism, and has suffered a recent drop in the recruiting rankings. 247Sports currently ranks Tucker as the #76 OG overall and number 1200 overall. However, ESPN and Rivals both rank him in their top 250 overall and have him as a bonafide 4-star prospect. His film shows a mountain of a man with more pancakes than IHOP on a Saturday morning. But, his sheer size against the high school competition seems to be the reason why. He is asked to block downfield on a few occasions and doesn’t appear to have the athleticism of similar prospects with a high 4-star ranking. He will need to move inside to guard and work on his body composition to reach his full potential at the college level. If he does, watch out. No athletic measurables are available but you can watch Tucker live against other elite competition during the Under Armour All American Bowl on January 2nd. Hopefully him and Mayes get to work together on the same offensive line.
Tucker is an early enrollee along with Paul Tchio and Mitchell Mayes on the offensive line. It will be interesting to see his progression from January enrollment to the Spring game in April. A college strength and conditioning program should unleash the potential many services saw during his early years at Knoxville Catholic. I evaluate him just as I do Mitchell Mayes: a perfect candidate to enter Joey Batson’s Power Hour, play four games, and redshirt. He also projects as a multi-year starter if he’s buys into the coaching staff’s plan.
Take a look at Tucker’s Hudl film below and share your thoughts in the comments
Tucker is another polarizing figure in this class. Like outlined above, 247 doesn’t care for him as a prospect, ranking him 1200 overall. Very different from the other services that have him as a 250 player and a steep drop from sitting as a composite top 100 player early in the recruiting process.
Whereas Tchio started the process of reshaping his body, Mayes and Tucker have work to do (and as Tchio shows the ability to cross train with the shed weight, the other two move inside). All three enroll early and jumpstart the process. But make no mistake, Bryn has some ridiculous tape. Tucker is a big body who shows a lot of power and potential. He is just dominating with size at this point, but does show some heavy hands and decent technique against the inferior competition. Tucker is a top 250 player with the potential to be a multiyear starter.