Kirk Tucker and Nifae Lealao won't be coming to Stanford, but one of the best high school offensive linemen in the nation has made his pledge to David Shaw's 2014 class. Six-foot-six, 290-pound five star prospect Casey Tucker committed to the Cardinal on Thursday night. He becomes the 17th member of this year's Stanford push.
Tucker withdrew his initial pledge to USC a few months ago. He had narrowed down his options to The Farm and Arizona State, but pulled the trigger in the Cardinal's favor not long after being academically admitted into the university.
"There is little not to like about Tucker," Fox Sports Recruiting analyst Jason Jewell said. "He has size, is athletic and a nasty streak. He has all of the needed tools to be a successful offensive tackle. But he is not just a mauler. Tucker has plenty of finesse. He is light on his feet in pass protection with great technique, can pull and can get to the next level and make blocks. I also like Tucker's versatility. I think he can play four of the five sports along the offensive line."
Cornerback Terrence Alexander, defensive lineman, Solomon Thomas, and offensive lineman Jesse Burkett have yet to commit to Stanford, but there's a good chance the Cardinal grabs at least two of these three players.
2014 Stanford Recruiting: The TV Show
With the February 5 National Signing Day less than two weeks away, The Bootleg is happy to unveil the first episode of their 2014 Stanford Football Recruiting TV Show. In the embedded video, we break down the offensive backfield of the Cardinal's class, which includes Christian McCaffrey, Daniel Marx, and Isaiah Brandt-Sims.
David Lombardi is the Stanford Insider for The Bootleg. Check him out at www.davidlombardisports.com and follow him on Twitter @DavidMLombardi.
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