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Parsons stays busy in recruiting

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Colorado commit Mitchell Parsons has made it no secret that he will look at some other programs and there have been some interesting developments in the last few days.
The 6-foot-5, 230-pound four-star tight end from Parker (Colo.) Chaparral was offered by Vanderbilt on Wednesday and he's planning to take official visits to Cal and Washington in December.
"Coach (Jeff) Genyk called me and I think I'm going out December 7 to Cal for their official visit weekend and then I'm going out sometime in December to Washington," Parsons said. "I'm going to focus on my high school season for now."
As for the Commodores, Parsons said he had been talking to the coaching staff for a while but did not put too much thought into them because they hadn't offered yet.
Now that Vanderbilt is on the board, the four-star is going to take a much closer look at the program and might visit.
"It was kind of a surprise," Parsons said. "It was a surprise because they had been talking to me for so long and hadn't done it and then one of the coaches came out and offered. I knew he was coming. He didn't come unexpectedly.
"I'll have to sit down and look at them. I haven't really thought about it that much because they hadn't offered and it wasn't too serious. I'm planning on taking my officials. I'll have to think about it."
Parsons, rated as the No. 10 tight end in the 2013 class and second in the Colorado state rankings, remains committed to the Buffaloes.
Things looked dismal after three embarrassing losses to start the season but Colorado rallied to beat Washington State last weekend and Parsons said it was at least a step in the right direction.
"Right now I'm still committed to Colorado," Parsons said.
"I'm almost in a wait-and-see. I bought in so hard to them and I've been recruiting for them for the last six months. This last week was huge. That shows some progress but I want to make sure that stays that way.
"After thinking about it and talking it over with my parents, not many kids get the opportunity to get flown to five different places in the country and see schools. I want to take advantage of that and take my visits."
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