March 2, 2014
Meigs senior left tackle Morgan Tucker signed his letter of intent Tuesday to continue his football career at the University of Ashland. “It’s great, Ashland is a school I’ve been looking at since my freshman year,” said Morgan Tucker. “The football team is the main reason I choose Ashland but the Academics are great and so is the campus. The Meigs coaching staff and administration has helped me and I need to say thank you to them.” Tucker was one of three players from the state of Ohio to play in the 2013 Blue-Grey All American Bowl in Dallas, Texas. “It starts with his parents, they have put values into Morgan that are paying off now,” said MHS head coach Mike Bartrum. “Morgan is a leader on our team, he was hurt last year and this year he had another injury and he keeps coming back from all the adversity. We’re so proud of him and honored that he’s our first signing since we’ve been apart of this staff.” Ashland is a NCAA Division II school and part of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The Golden Eagles were 5-5 last season. U.S. News and World Report ranks Ashland in the Top 200 National University institutions. Morgan holds a 3.09 grade point average and is ranked 44-of-123 in the MHS senior class. Morgan plans on majoring in international business. Pictured above, sitting in the front, is Morgan with his father Larry Tucker and Mother Wendy Tucker. Standy in the back, from left, are Meigs Superintendent Rusty Bookman, MHS Principal Steve Ohlinger, Marauders assistant coach Cassady Willford, Marauders assistant coach Nolan Yates, Marauders head coach Mike Bartrum and Meigs Athletic Director Ron Hill.