Class of 2015 Reserve (La.) East St. John defensive back Antonio Parks saw his recruitment explode in the spring, with several new schools adding to his offer list. Since that time he's been working on developing relationship ships and three programs have consistently remained in the picture.
"I've been talking with Coach Marcus Freeman at Purdue, Coach Calvin Magee at Arizona and Coach Mike Reed at Clemson," Parks said. "They're the ones I talk to the most right now."
The three programs showing the most interest are in three different regions of the country and offer Parks three very different options. He shared his thoughts on each program.
Purdue: "They've only offered me and Donte Jackson in my area so I know they like me and I know if I go there I have a chance to play and I think it would be a good opportunity for me. I'm going to take an official visit to Purdue. They're already part of my five, I know that. They have a lot of guys that are about to leave and the opportunity is set up awesome for me."
Arizona: "They run five defensive backs so that's huge for a guy like me. I'm really taking a huge look at them. They play a 3-3-5 and that means they need a lot of good defensive backs so I will have more of a chance to play. They stay talking to me all the time. I'm probably going to visit on them this week."
Clemson: "I talked to Coach Dabo Swinney last week and he was just letting me know that I still have an offer even though they've already taken a few defensive backs. He was just reconfirming that for me so it's good to know that they still want me. I know they have a lot of guys committed already but I'm not afraid of competition. Plus being able to play with good guys will only make me better in the long run."
Parks said that he doesn't have a timeline for a decision in mind and that he intends to officially visit all three programs.