It was down to Ohio State and Stanford for safety Kirk Tucker, but on Saturday, he announced that he would be a Stanford Cardinal.
Stanford led from start to finish and Tucker is very happy with his decision.
“Stanford was with me the entire recruiting process and that really stood out to me. They were the first school to offer me, they never backed off, and I love how they believed in me early,” Tucker told Scout.
“Some schools offered me, then slowed things down or whatever, but not Stanford. They wanted me, they recruited me hard, and I love it out there. I am definitely picking Stanford as my school and it feels great. They really set themselves apart from every other school.”
Stanford pulled away from the pack in Tucker’s mind for many different reasons.
“First, I now have the opportunity to get a great education from Stanford. Academics have always been important to me and it is the best at Stanford. I also have a chance to play for Coach [David] Shaw, a guy who went to Stanford, played football at Stanford, and knows what it takes to be successful there. I love that.
“I also love how diverse it is there. Everyone is out to help each other. When I was there visiting, regular students offered to help me and they didn’t even know who I was. I love the people there, how everyone cares for each other, and I am excited to be a part of that in the future.”
You never know if the schools that this 6-foot-1, 183 pound safety out of Tucker, Ga. didn’t choose Saturday will stop recruiting him or not, but we do now Tucker is set on the school he chose.
“I have never been a guy who would commit to something, then back out,” he said. “I am a very loyal person and I am committed to Stanford. I am not looking at any other schools and my decision is final. I will only visit Stanford from now on.”
Tucker is the No. 36 safety in the country on Scout.