Matthews (N.C.) Butler has a number of Division I prospects this season. Although defensive end Colin Parsons hasn't received any offers to date, the 6-foot-4, 230-pounder is still getting plenty of interest as he's putting together a big senior season.
"I'll say, I respect the game and everybody thinks their son is the greatest, I played in college at Nebraska, but I think Colin has had an outstanding season," Parsons father, Kevin said. "He's been defensive player of the game about three or four times on a team with some real good defensive players. He's almost had a sack in every game and over the summer really improved his overall body strength and is faster this year. He is running guys down from behind.
"Now teams are starting to run away from him because Colin was making a mess of things."
On the recruiting front, what's going on?
"There are a lot of schools that have told him they have filled up scholarships, but they always remind us that scholarships come free and they are hoping to have something for him," he said. "Teams including Duke and Wake Forest are interested because of his grades, he's got really good grades.
"We've also been to a few games this fall, Duke, William & Mary and I suspect we'll try to see NC State and Clemson.
"Many of the I-AA's are hanging back. His coaches tell him he'll be able to go anywhere he wants in I-AA. We'll see what happens once recruiting gets in full swing after the season."