On Tuesday, the Texas Longhorns missed out on Stanford Cardinal graduate transfer offensive tackle Casey Tucker, who announced on Instagram that he will play his final season of college football for the Arizona State Sun Devils:
I am beyond excited to announce that I will be coming home to play my last year of eligibility at Arizona State University. I am extraordinarily grateful for the opportunity to show all the work I have put in through this process. I can’t wait to go out and earn what I know this team and I, are capable of. Thank you Coach Edwards, coach Christensen, coach Likens, and the whole ASU staff. #ArizonaState #ASU #home
The 6’6, 300-pounder played his high school football at Chandler Hamilton High School and will now return home to the Phoenix area. In recent weeks, Tucker visited both Texas and Arizona State.
The loss of Tucker is a blow for the Longhorns — he was a starter over multiple seasons for the Cardinal before sitting out the 2017 season and would have competed at either tackle position had he picked Texas.
With Tucker picking Arizona State, there’s some extra pressure on the coaching staff to land Rice graduate transfer offensive tackle Calvin Anderson, who visited Michigan last weekend and told SB Nation’s Maize N Brew that the Wolverines and Longhorns are currently at the top of his list.