Big Stat Dude Week 8: Germivy Tucker

Johnson County running back Germivy Tucker has been a standout dating back to his freshman year. His consistency over the years has amassed Tucker over 5k career rushing yards which has proven that Tucker is one of the most dependable ball carriers in the state of Georgia.

Just last week, Tucker went off with 285 rushing yards and two touchdowns in a blowout victory over Bacon County. He’s now at 1169 yards rushing through just 6 games, giving him almost a 200-yard-a-game average.

“My senior year is going great! We are off to a great start at 6-0 and look to go undefeated for the rest of the season,” Tucker said.

Johnson County has been a weekly denizen in our rankings and heading into Week 9 they are slotted at #7. Their strong start to the season really does rest on the shoulders of their tough 5’7″ 180 lbs. senior runner.

We have been covering the state for about 7 years now, and typically when a running back gets over 5k career yards rushing, they end up doing well at the college level. Even at smaller schools, players like Fitzgerald’s JD King (OK State & Georgia Southern) or Murray County’s Tucker Gregg (Georgia State) definitely come to mind.

“It feels great to go over 5k rushing because I dreamed about moments like this and achieving this goal,” Tucker exclaimed.

On the recruiting front, Tucker has only taken one visit this fall but has more in store.

“I only had one college visit it was with Kennesaw State and I plan to make more college visits before the season is over.”

By and large, Tucker seems to be inherently slept on despite his elite production over the course of his high school career. Yes, he is definitely on the shorter end of the ball carrier spectrum, but he has gained a good 10-15 lbs. of muscle over the last year and looking more explosive coming out of his cuts.

Tucker reads defenders really well in space and is tough as nails coming up the middle or getting to the outside and breaking off long runs where he utilizes his perimeter blocking with precision. We are really impressed with the urgency that he plays with.

In the coming weeks and months, we expect more programs will be joining Kennesaw State in the recruitment of Tucker. He has helped Johnson County play some of its best football in recent years, and his production is just impossible to ignore.

Be sure to follow our Twitter page @RecruitGeorgia to hear more about Tucker and athletes all across the state of Georgia.


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