Among the top high school talent at the Stanford-USC game last weekend was Cardinal commit and Davis (Cal.) tight end Tucker Fisk.
The son of the former Cardinal defensive lineman Jason Fisk said he didn’t do much recruiting of fellow Stanford targets while on-campus, but spent time getting to know the other players on the visit including fellow tight end and Stanford commit Colby Parkinson.
“It was nice to meet some of the other commits and some of the other guys," Fisk said. "I haven't had a chance to do that yet, especially with Colby. It was nice to spend some time with some of the guys that I'll be spending the next few years with.”
Fisk brings the blocking to the huddle and Parkinson is an elusive route-runner and has a knack for catching the football. Both tight ends are trying to become more complete players, and Fisk has worked on become a more prominent option in the passing game while also setting the edge blocking.
“I've been trying to work on my route-running since the end of last season and just try to improve all aspects of my game but especially the route-running and running after the catch,” Fisk said. “Pretty much anything that isn't blocking I've been trying to work on.”
This visit was also a reunion for Fisk and another Stanford target. West Linn (Ore.) cornerback Elijah Molden was a kindergarten classmate of Fisk when both lived in San Diego while their fathers were Chargers teammates.
It seems like both were destined to be athletes.
“I know my mom always tells me that we used to be super competitive with each other. Everything we did, someone had to win and we would get really, really into it,” Fisk laughed.
“It was really cool to see him. It's been like 12 years since we last saw each other so it was really cool to reconnect to have a prospect of playing together again on the football field.”
Fisk has made his college decision, a process he couldn’t do without his dad. Now that the decision has been made, his father is continuing to provide guidance as the tight end wraps up his senior year, specifically staying focused in the classroom.
Fisk said his third trip to The Farm as a recruit was a productive one because he was able to meet his fellow recruits and saw his strength on full display against USC.
“What excites me knows is their style of football. It's really in line with what I'd like to do,” Fisk said. “They just like to line up and pound the crap out of you and wear you down until they come out on top.”
To put it simply:
“That's why I like football."