Delray Beach (Fla.) Atlantic Community High School has put quite a few players into the Division I ranks over the last few years and it looks like they will add to the tally once again. Wide receiver/defensive back Preston Parker could end up being one of the most sought after recruits in the Sunshine State before long.
"Right now I don't have any offers, but I'm hearing from just about everyone out there," Parker said. "I'm thinking really hard about Miami right now and USC would be my second choice. I also like the way Georgia's defensive backs play, too."
The 6-foot-0, 175-pound Parker runs the 40-yard dash in 4.52 seconds, runs the shuttle in 4.1 seconds and has a 30-inch vertical jump.
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"I'm a hype player out on the field," Parker said. "Everytime I get the ball I feel like I have to make a play. I like to compare myself to Andre Johnson because I have good size and I am able to use my strength to my advantage."
As a junior, Parker caught 23 passes for 450 yards and earned all-region and all-county honors for his efforts.
"I want to go to a school that will give me a chance to play early," Parker said. "I don't want to redshirt. I really want to be an actor and I love math so I want to go to a school where I can pursue that."
Though he splits time between wide receiver and defensive back on the high school level, he is likely going to end up on the defensive side of the ball on the college level.
"I grew up pulling for Miami and it would be real cool to be able to stay around here and play for the Canes," Parker said. "I just have to sit back and look at who presents me the best opportunity though, that's my thing."