Ponca City, Okla., athlete Rashawn Parker was quickly identified as one of the top targets in the Midland states, but was not getting the attention as some other players in and around the region.
His senior season, however, is starting to shine a light on things with a first game performance which included four sacks and 10 tackles. Parker's ability to play defensive end and linebacker are giving opposing offenses fits and colleges starting to look his way.
"It's going pretty good so far," Parker said. "Iowa State has started calling me and Colorado State, North Texas and Wyoming called as well. We haven't talked about offers yet, but they seem interested enough in me to do that in the future."
One difference between the schools is on the position that they prefer Parker to play at the next level.
"Iowa State sees me as a defensive end but the majority of them see me as a linebacker," Parker said. "I'm not really sure though yet where I want to go and I'm going to keep my options open on schools because it really doesn't matter to me where I play."
Parker really wants to see three schools when he gets around to setting up his official visits.
"Well nothing has been set up yet," he said. "Hopefully I can make it to Iowa State, I'll probably look at Colorado State for one, and UAB as well. I took an unofficial visit in the spring to Texas Tech and everything was real nice. The coaches seemed great, but they haven't said anything else about an offer or anything yet."