Stanford hosted USC last week as well as plenty of Stanford recruiting targets, including offensive tackles Foster Sarell, Walker Little, defensive back Elijah Molden and 2018 linebacker Max Wright. Among that group of commits was quarterback Davis Mills, wide receiver Osiris St. Brown, safety Stuart Head and tight ends Tucker Fisk and Colby Parkinson.
It’s been a busy week for Parkinson, not only was he able to visit The Farm again, but he received his U.S. Army All-American jersey.
"Anytime I can be back up on The Farm, I will take advantage of it. It's starting to feel more and more like home," Parkinson said.
This is the third time Parkinson has watched the Cardinal play in-person. He attended Stanford and Arizona last year as well as the Cardinal and USC in Los Angeles. After 308 rushing yards and a 27-10 win over the Trojans, the tight end is excited to help the Cardinal offense over the next few years.
"I couldn't be more excited for it," Parkinson said. "They ran the crap out of the ball...and Stanford is a run-first team, but knowing that I'm going to get a couple passes once I get up there it's pretty exciting."
The talented receiver wants to help in that running game. His strength is route running and pass-catching with his 6-foot-6 frame. He wants to improve in the blocking game, though, and has put a focus on that since committing.
“At the high school level, I don't have to work much on my routes,” Parkinson said. “I need to work more on blocking. I've put a big emphasis on that and feel like I've come a long way.”
Joining Parkinson in the 2017 recruiting class at tight end is Tucker Fisk, son of former Cardinal defensive tackle Jason Fisk. Fisk describes himself as an “offensive lineman who can catch” and takes pride in his blocking. The two bring a balance to the position in this upcoming recruiting class.
“We are pretty similar personality-wise, but physically we could not be more different which is really interesting,” Parkinson said. “I'm really excited to go through the grind with him in the tight end group. He's a great guy and a great player as well.”
The Stanford commit turned recruiter while on campus, talking to Foster Sarell and Walker Little, among others.
In addition to the on-campus recruiting, Parkinson said he has been making the case for the Cardinal to athlete Salvon Ahmed, who announces his commitment decision on September 23rd, cornerback Darnay Holmes and defensive lineman Ryan Johnson.