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McLeod hoping more offers on the way

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Because his team's offense featured Alabama running back commit Tyren Jones, quarterback Parker McLeod of Marietta (Ga.) Walton didn't get to throw the ball as much as many other signal callers in 2011.
But he made the most of his opportunities.
In 15 games, McLeod passed for more than 1,700 yards and had 18 touchdown strikes for a state runnerup squad. In the process, he put himself on the radars of numerous college programs.
Since then, a few have offered, including Central Florida, which on Tuesday became the latest to pull the trigger.
"It really means a lot," McLeod said of the UCF offer. "I was excited to get another offer. It's a great school. It's kind of a program on the rise, and I like the idea of it being a big school in Orlando. They came by [Tuesday]. They saw my film, and my coach told me they offered."
The Knights are a program McLeod said he will strongly consider.
"I haven't been there, but I'll probably go down there sometime this summer," McLeod said.
For McLeod, that was offer No. 4, as UCF joined Boston College, Louisville and Oklahoma State. Wake Forest dropped by his school Thursday, and he is hearing from other programs as well.
"Alabama is coming this spring," he said. "So is LSU, South Carolina, Florida State, Tennessee, Rutgers and Syracuse. They all want to see me throw live. Hopefully that will lead to an offer. Some of them want me at their campus over the summer. We'll see."
At this stage, McLeod has no leaders, he said.
Thus far in 2012, he has visited Louisville and Oklahoma State.
"I think the Oklahoma State visit stood out," McLeod said. "I really liked it. I loved the coaches. They seem like great people and great coaches, and I liked the campus a lot. It's a small-town college environment."
Keith Niebuhr can be reached at Keithrivals@yahoo.com. You can follow him on Twitter @KeithRIVALS.
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