Athlete Michael Parker has made it a priority to stay busy during the off-season with several visits. While a few schools are already standing out, as more offers come in, Parker will look to continue his busy schedule.
The athlete from Nokesville (Va.) Kettle Run currently holds seven scholarship offers from Virginia, Ohio State, Virginia Tech, Boston College, Maryland, Tennessee and NC State. Parker recounted some of the college visits he has made.
"I visited Tennessee before this past season," he said. "They were pretty impressive and I enjoyed my time there. The renovations they are making are really great. Not too long ago I went to Virginia Tech for a day with my brother and had a conversation with Coach Beamer and Coach Gray."
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Parker followed that up with another in-state visit.
"More recently, I visited Virginia two weekends in a row," explained the four-star athlete. "I went with my family, talked with the coaches and met with my recruiter, Coach Poindexter, and talked to Coach Reid, the defensive coordinator. We went on a tour of the campus, locker room and stadium. Then we had dinner and I got to talk to Coach London a little. Then we went to the basketball game together."
The 6-foot-3, 205-pound Parker is excited about a few schools in particular.
"My top schools right now are Virginia, Virginia Tech, Ohio State and Boston College, not necessarily in that order," Parker said. "I didn't get a chance to go to Boston College, but they were my first offer and they deserve to be pretty high up on my list. I was really happy when Ohio State came through with an offer. I'm going to try to make it up there sometime in the next few months."
Many additional schools have been showing interest in the four-star prospect.
"I've been hearing from a ton of schools like Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia Tech, Nebraska, Connecticut, Michigan and Notre Dame," he said. "Notre Dame has been showing me lots of attention and comes by the school every month or two."
Parker has decided not to make an early decision and plans on making his choice on National Signing Day.