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Texas 2008 ATH shows versatility

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MANSFIELD, Texas - Things certainly aren't going to dip that much when senior quarterback John Chiles leaves the halls at Summit. Several juniors are already drawing big interest including a prospect that can do a lot of things with the ball in his hands.
Summit's athlete Erike Parker may not be the biggest prospect on the field but approaching 5-foot-10, 180-pounds, he can do a lot with his quickness and speed. Playing running back, slot receiver, returning kicks, and playing corner, Parker is a true athlete.
Plus, he's got plenty of experience.
"Well, this is my third year starting," Parker said. "Right now, it's still a little rocky, but we're coming together as a team. We should have a solid finish end to the season."
Parker says though his corner and kick return skills are solid, he sees himself as a running back.
"I've been playing corner for the last two years, so I know that position," Parker said. "But, I just feel comfortable running the ball."
Florida, Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Louisville, and several other schools are sending Parker mail. He says he's got two favorites early on.
"I'm looking really hard at Texas and Oklahoma," Parker said. "I've always liked Oklahoma because my parents are from there. Texas, I just like their offense."
In the secondary for Summit is another 2008 prospect at safety – David Cato. While he's only played in a few games so far this year, he's quickly becoming a big time sleeper that colleges are finding out about.
He also is versatile enough to play a couple of positions on defense.
"I'm a strong safety and an outside linebacker," he said. "I don't know what I'll be at in college, but I'll do whatever they put me at. I'm a team-guy first guy though. I'll do what the coach tells me."
Cato says he'd like to hear from one school in particular.
"Yeah, I'm a big LSU guy," Cato said. "But any colleges that are interested in me, I'm interested in them."
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