HAYWARD, Calif. -- Tucker Fisk's history with Stanford runs deep -- into his blood, in fact. His father played defensive tackle for the Cardinal, and he's been attending Stanford football games for as long as he can remember. "I've been to a few," he laughed on Sunday at the Passing Down 7on7 NorCal Regional.
"I went to the Notre Dame game this year, and that was pretty unbelievable," Fisk said. "I was a recruiting guest, so we got to go into the locker room and visit the team after the game. It was really cool, after that win. Really cool, after that win."
The Junior Day wasn't quite as exciting, but it still was a high point for Fisk.
"It was really cool. I really like the academics, obviously, and the atmosphere there, it's awesome," said Fisk, who has a 3.97 weighted GPA.
Stanford certainly has a recent history replete with top tight ends, and that's one of the big attractions for Fisk, who is a natural pass catcher who doesn't fight the ball, but is still big enough and powerful enough to bully linebackers and block on the edge.
"We did the campus tour, we got to see all the facilities -- the normal thing -- and I stayed with one of the players, in the dorms -- Sean [Barton], he's a linebacker," Fisk said.
Already with an offer under his belt, it's going to be a tough one to beat for Fisk, given his family ties.
"It's definitely a harder opportunity to pass up," Fisk said.
The Golden Bears like Fisk as a defensive end.
"It's not a huge deal for me," Fisk said of position. "I want to go to a school based on the school."
Cal and Stanford, which rank third and fourth, respectively, in the US News and World Report Global University Rankings, certainly check the academic box. Fisk went to a Bears game this fall, but not to Cal's junior day. He said he might go out and visit the Bears soon, but right now, the Cardinal are tough to beat, especially because putting on the blue and gold still feels a little weird.
"My dad went to Stanford, so going to visit Cal, I don't know if he'd be OK with that," Fisk laughed. "It's in my blood."