Kettle Run’s Parker Receives Big Offer

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Kettle Run (Nokesville, VA) safety/wide receiver Michael Parker has scored another major offer.  Ohio State, led by newly hired head coach Urban Meyer, is the seventh school to come through for the 6’4″, 210-pound junior, considered one of the top overall athletes in the state of Virginia’s 2013 class.  Previous offers include Boston College, Maryland, N.C. State, Tennessee, Virginia and Virginia Tech.

Parker has interest in at least exploring this new opportunity, as he has now added Ohio State to the list of schools he plans to visit.  No date has been scheduled, but he says he hopes to visit Columbus in the “near future.”  He will definitely visit Boston College next week for a junior day and Maryland for the men’s basketball game against Duke on January 25.  Notre Dame, which has not offered but was recently represented at Kettle Run High School, is another school the talented prospect hopes to visit soon.

So far, Parker has unofficially visited three schools:  Tennessee, Virginia, and Virginia Tech.  He lists Tech as the school he has visited most so far.  Tech also has made a very positive impression upon the Cougars standout.

“Of the ones that have offered, Virginia Tech has really made the most impression on me,” Parker said.  “They executed well on the defensive side of the ball last season.  They came to play.  I was real impressed by Virginia Tech this year.  [In terms of those schools that haven’t offered], LSU is definitely someone I want to hear from.  They definitely have a spot on my ‘Wanted Offers’ list.”

Where Parker will ultimately choose to attend college won’t be revealed for quite some time, possibly around next Signing Day, so other schools have time to make up ground.  Parker is open to all schools at this point.

“I’m definitely on the side of waiting until the last minute,” Parker said.  “I want to give my college decision the most consideration I possibly can.  I don’t want to jump into anything.  I’ll make the decision that’s best for me and my family.”

Kettle Run enjoyed a successful 2011 season, finishing with a 13-1 overall record that included Evergreen District and Region II championships.  Parker averaged close to 20 yards per catch, totaling 400 yards receiving with