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Parsons hearing from many schools

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Mitchell Parsons has one offer and lots of interest and the Parker (Colo.) Chaparral tight end thinks after some upcoming unofficial visits he might be close to some more offers.
Colorado has offered the 6-foot-5, 220-pound prospect and he's hearing from Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Arizona State, BYU, Michigan, Vanderbilt, Virginia and Nebraska. This weekend, he's attending the Nebraska junior day and is looking forward to it.
"I haven't talked much with them so I'm excited about their junior day," Parsons said.
The four-star tight end said he thinks after some visits more offers could be coming in.
"That's what I'm thinking," Parsons said.
"ASU told me they like me a lot and I'm one of their top tight ends. They told me they want to see me out there and I'd probably get an offer after that. Virginia told me I'm the No. 1 tight end on their board so I assume that I'd be pretty close with them and some other schools."
Parsons plans to visit Arizona State sometime this spring. His grandparents live in Tempe so that could be a convenient trip. Stops at Oklahoma and Oklahoma State are also expected to happen this off-season.
As for Colorado, the Chaparral standout said he's definitely interested in the program and wants to get to know the coaching staff better.
Whether he wants to be part of rebuilding a program or one that is already established is undetermined and that's something Parsons said he'll have to consider as his recruitment moves forward.
"I like them a lot," Parsons said of Colorado. "I talked to coach (J.D.) Brookhart recently. I like that they're close and I like Boulder and I like that I could be home in like 90 minutes.
"I think they have the ability to turn that program around with the recruits they got this last cycle. I want to be competitive and I haven't decided if I want to be part of a team rebuilding or part of a team that has the wheels turning and ready to go."
In his junior season, Parsons finished with 35 receptions for 634 yards and five touchdowns.
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