Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton outside linebacker/safety Colin Parker is one of the top prospects in Arizona and with one offer already on the table look for even more to come. That's especially true with the top teams already sending him mail.
"I've gotten an offer from ASU," Parker, who is 6-foot-2 and 205 pounds, said. "I haven't been getting any hand written letters, but I've gotten letters from Florida, LSU, Northwestern, Michigan State, Michigan and Cal. They've been questionnaires and general letters."
"I like Arizona State a lot. They've always been my favorite school. If I was going to root for a college football game it was always them first. It's just been the local school, and I have an offer. I'm just not sure what I'm going to do with it yet."
Could he commit early?
"I've been thinking about committing," Parker said. "I haven't really decided anything yet, but I've been thinking a lot about it. Right now, I think I'm going to see what happens for a while, but I could make up mind soon. If I went to any other school I'd like to go to a school like California or Stanford or UCLA. I've always liked the California schools."
Parker is a star in the making, according to his coach John Wrenn.
"I've worked with a lot of big time guys, people like Rodney Harrison and Terrell Suggs, and this kid has just as much if not more potential than both those guys," Wrenn said.
Parker did suffer a slight setback late in the season when he tore his ACL, but all signs point toward a full recovery.
"I can't go to any camps," he said. "I was planning to, but I tore my ACL in the last regular season game and it set me back for a while so I won't be able to go to any camps. I'm on track to recover. I think I'm 12-weeks out. I just started to jog the other day.
"It takes a long time to recover – something like eight months from surgery. I'm hoping I can get back for summer practice or at least do as much as I can."
Parker is excited to have one offer in the book, but he does hope more do come in.
"Now that I have the option of staying in state it depends if I want to leave the state," he said. "I'll look at what players are already on campus at a school. If a true freshman is starting and I'm coming in then it may effect my decision. Also, how the team is overall and how they've done historically. I want a coaching staff I know will be good and not one who may get fired."