It may not sound like much of a stretch, but Tucker Fisk’s blood runs Cardinal red.
Fisk’s father, Jason Fisk, played at Stanford from 1991-1994 as a defensive lineman and had an 11-year NFL career.
The younger Fisk, a tight end, will follow in his father’s footsteps and play for the Cardinal after giving his verbal commitment Monday night. Tucker participated in Junior Day activities this past weekend.
"I went to the same high school as he did, so I’m really following the same track right now," Fisk said with a laugh. "When I finally committed, he was in the corner doing a happy dance."
Fisk had wanted to be a Cardinal but had yet to step on campus as a recruit. Last weekend's Junior Day provided that opportunity, and the decision was simple.
"The whole weekend felt right, I don’t know if I can get any more cheesy than that.” Fisk laughed. “It felt like the place to be.”
For some children of athletes, it can be tough to live up to the expectations or step away from their parent's shadow.
That's not the case for Fisk.
"I’ve never felt that my dad’s football career impacted me in any way other than it helps me because he knows so much about football," he said.
The three-star tight end stands at 6-foot-4 and 230 pounds. He is fourth commit in the 2017 class and the second tight end of the group, joining four-star recruit Colby Parkinson. Fisk is excited going to a program that values the tight end position so highly.
"You go there and you know there is going to be opportunities for you," Fisk said. "It’s a cool thing to be a part of a program where you know you’re going to be utilized."
And Fisk provides a skill-set and style that makes him a unique fit for the tight end position but will fit in nicely with the Cardinal.
"I’m mostly an in-line blocker who can catch," Fisk said. "I’m bigger than most tight ends so I can take on a defensive lineman or a bigger guy one-on-one, so it sets me a part from other tight ends. I’m not necesarrily as flat-out fast but I feel like I can get the job done."
Other Pac-12 schools were in pursuit of Fisk including Cal, UCLA, Washington and Oregon State, but it looks like Stanford football is a family affair for the Fisks.