With his season now behind him, Woodbridge (Calif.) defensive lineman Alex Parsons can turn more of his attention to recruiting. He has already taken one official visit, has set up two others and is close to finalizing his last visit.
Parsons, 6-4, 260 pounds is a very athletic big man who played linebacker most of his junior season and split time between linebacker and defensive tackle this year. He led the team in tackles with 104 to go with four quarterback sacks.
Parsons also played some fullback and tight end on the offensive side of the ball rushing for 167 yards to go with 10 catches for 160 yards. Make no mistake though, the athlete is being recruited by everyone as a defensive lineman and he could play as an end or tackle depending on how much bigger he gets in college.
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On the recruiting front, four schools remain in the hunt for Parsons and there isn't a clear leader at this time.
"Arizona is recruiting me the hardest right now," Parsons said. "I already visited there and loved it. It's a good school and you can tell they're close to turning things around. My next visit will be in two weeks (Nov. 25) to Kentucky. My brother plays for them there and I always planned on taking a trip out to see him and see what the school is all about.
"My last two trips will be to USC and UCLA. USC is set for (Dec. 16) and I'm in the process of setting a visit with UCLA. It will probably be one of those first two weekends in December. The last time I talked with them, we said we were going to set the date the next time they call so I'll probably do that in the few days or so."
Early in the process, Parsons had USC and UCLA clearly out in front of the pack but that doesn't appear to be the case any more.
"Arizona is right there with those schools and I'm going to give Kentucky a serious shot too," Parsons said. "I'm just going to take these last visits with an open mind and see where I fit in the best. It seems like Arizona wants me the most right now but I just have to see where I'm the most comfortable."