Long Beach, Calif./Poly HS
A two-sport letterwinner at Poly High in Long Beach, Calif., Thomas played wide receiver and defensive back during his high school career (Coach Raul Lara). As a senior, the honorable mention All-C.I.F. and second-team All-Moore League pick. Tucker was second on his team with 33 receptions for 391 yards and three touchdowns for the 2012 Moore League champions that advanced to the C.I.F. Division I championship game. As a junior, he was a second-team all-league pick.
His dad, Kenneth Tucker, earned a letter as a defensive back on the 1987 UNLV football team. Michael enjoys listening to the music of Dom Kennedy, Curren$y, and Kendrick Lamar. He is contemplating a career as a firefighter. The Long Beach native was born on June 6, 1995.
Coach Caragher on Thomas: "He is a real athletic guy that has terrific speed. Smooth and shifty, Thomas can play receiver and/or cornerback. We may start him out at a cornerback, first, since that's likely as spot he can see the field earlier. Thomas is a team player, willing and able to help the team out in whatever way he can."