Peanut butter and jelly.
Spaghetti and meatballs.
Lamb and tuna fish.
Stanford and tight ends.
Some things just “work.”
One can argue nobody uses their tight ends as well as the Cardinal do. The future of the position looks bright, too.
The 2016 class brought in Kaden Smith and 2017 commitments came from Colby Parkinson, Tucker Fisk and walk-on Kyle McCombs.
Parkinson has been tabbed as the top tight end of the class and an elite pass catcher, and Fisk, a product of Davis High School and son of former Cardinal Jason Fisk, can bring the intellectual brutality.
“Some people are made for certain situations and I just really feel strongly that Tucker was made to be a football player,” Davis head football coach John Wiley said.
Need evidence of that claim? Watch Fisk block. Many regard him as one of the top blocking tight ends in the country and can be an extension of the Stanford offensive line.
Fisk has focused on his receiving as he preps for Stanford, leading Davis with 439 yards and four touchdowns his senior year.
“He's got better each and every year and buy that he is learning how to use his size to his advantage and have a true understanding that ‘I might not be able to out run a lot of people but if I can run my routes that are preciseI can use my body to my advantage’,” Wiley said.
Wiley saw this happen during Fisk’s senior year and heard his tight end refer to a “50-50 ball” against a defender as a “90-10 ball” after learning to use his size and leverage to his advantage.
Fisk is a confident, yet quiet tight end. It even took a while for his coach to learn "hidden gems" like Fisk is a lyricist and also plays the guitar, ukulele and piano.
“If you really wanted to characterize Tucker, he is what a father would want one day for his daughter to meet," Wiley said. "He just has a high character, integrity is there, everything about him that you would want as a son or a son-in-law.”
Fisk sounds like a stand-up guy...unless you're trying to get by him on the field.