With the college football season and their inaugural game less than 100 days away, the Charlotte 49ers are already building its recruiting class for next year. Najee’ Tucker, a safety from West Rowan (NC), became the first verbal commitment from the class of 2014.
Tucker, who measures at 6’2″, 195, comes from a program that went 10-3 last year. He is a multiple sport athlete, a member of the basketball team while also running track. By the way, if there’s any question about the caliber of program he’s coming from, consider this: West Rowan won three state championships in a row from 2008-10 and was the state runner up in 2011. Certainly he’s getting some strong tutoring on the football field from Scott Young and his staff at the school just under a hour’s drive north of the UNC Charlotte campus.
Ball State was the other offer on the table for Tucker; Clemson had a look at him and attended a workout of his earlier in the month. There’s also some highlight videos of his that you can take a look at right here. We’ll be keeping an eye on him as he enters into his senior season at West Rowan and will also be keeping tabs on his development as he prepares to play on the college level.