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Parker adds fourth visit

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Three-star Lovejoy (Ga.) offensive guard / defensive tackle Anthony Parker is still looking around at schools all over the country, but his official visit schedule is about to get full. He will be taking his first trip this upcoming weekend and has three others planned. Who will get the last one?
“I am going to Indiana tomorrow,” Anthony commented on his list of visits. He also has trips planned to NC State (Dec. 5), Maryland (Dec. 12), and Tennessee (Jan. 6). He is still unsure of where he will take his remaining trips.
“There are still a lot of schools I am looking at,” he commented. “But my top eight would be, well, add Kentucky and replace Virginia with Mississippi State. They are all still in there for that last visit.”
While he is having a difficult time setting visits, his final selection process will be even tougher. What is he looking for in a college?
“How well I fit in, the environment, the campus, and how well I get along with coaches,” he said. He plans to wait on his decision until after taking all of his visits.
Parker has had an excellent season and the good news keeps coming in for him. His team will play in the first round of the playoffs this weekend, and he just received notice that he was named to the Georgia all-star team.
Rated the Rivals.com No. 42 offensive guard in the country, the 6-foot-4, 290 pound athlete runs the 40-yard dash in 4.7 seconds and is being recruited on both sides of the ball. Although his blocking graded out at better than 90 percent this season, some schools still like his defensive skills.
“It is basically who the recruiter is,” Parker described his recruiting experience. “If he is offensive he talks about offense. If he is defensive he talks about defense.”
Parker projects as a full qualifier with a 2.6 GPA and an 880 on the SAT.
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