Brooklyn (N.Y.) South Shore linebacker Parker Cantey has decided on four teams he plans to take official visits to. The 6-foot-3, 200-pounder with 4.56-second speed plans to take officials to Virginia, Iowa, Wisconsin and Toledo, but the No. 8 player in New York still has a fifth official open for another team.
"They are all good schools that I can't get to because they are too far away," he said. "I like the recruiter at Toledo and they came and told me I have a chance to play early. I really like that because I'd prefer not to wait two years on the bench. As for Virginia they've been contacting me the most and want to use me as a linebacker as does Iowa, while Wisconsin I'm not sure what they want to do with me."
Cantey plans to take all of his official visits after his high school football season.
The three-star prospect decided not to take officials to Penn State, Syracuse and Rutgers since he's seen them the most.
This weekend the No. 26 outside linebacker in the country plans to take in the Pittsburgh- Rutgers game.
"I want to see what the team is like and how they react when it's game time and the pressure is on," he said. "I also want to see how the coaches react to certain situations and get advice from them."
Cantey has helped South Shore to a 2-1 start.
"In my first game this year I played terrible, but I'm learning from my mistakes and getting better," he said. "I know I have two rushing touchdowns, a kick return for a touchdown, a fumble recovery for a touchdown and two sacks this season. I've been sort of happy with how I played, but when I go back and look at film I see the mistakes and I'm improving on them now."