High School: Named "Mr. Football" for Class AAA in Tennessee ... Dual-threat quarterback with good size ... Began starting at quarterback midway through his freshman season at Pearl-Cohn HS in Nashville, Tenn. ... Helped Pearl-Cohn advance to the Class AAA state semifinals as a junior and senior ... Threw for 2,375 yards as a senior, also rushing for 1,052 yards, and accounted for 35 total touchdowns ... Also the team's punter and placekicker ... Passed for almost 2,000 yards an 19 touchdowns as a junior, to go along with 906 rushing yards and 15 TDs ... All-state as a junior and senior ... Regional Most Valuable Player and also Nashville Metro MVP as a senior ... Coached by Tony Brunetti ... One of the top-11 prospects in Tennessee by the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel ... One of the top-20 prospects in the state by Rivals.com ... Among the nation's top 100 QBs by Scout.com ... Teammate of fellow UK signee William Johnson ... Played basketball and ran track ... Three-year all-district choice in basketball, also two years on the all-region squad ... Member of the 4x200-meter and 4x400-meter relay teams that won state championships his junior year ... President of his school's chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes ... Finalist for three prestigious awards that recognize athletics, academics and citizenship - the Admiral Lawrence Scholarship Award given by the Nashville chapter of the National Football Foundation; the Hume Award; and the Nick Coutras Award ... Member of the "I Have a Future" leadership organization ... Honor-roll student.
Personal: Born in Nashville, Tenn. ... Name is pronounced "dee-AUN-tay" ... Son of Vickie Mason and Art Tucker ... Major is undecided.