Parks excited about Arizona

William Parks made the decision to commit to Arizona while on his official visit. Read on for why he made the decision, his thoughts on the coaches, and more.

Cornerback William Parks had a pretty good idea that he would leave Arizona as a Wildcat even though he was committed to Pitt.

On Saturday, that idea became a reality, as Parks made the decision to commit to Arizona, which did not come as a surprise to him.

"There was a really good chance that I would commit as soon as I got there," Parks said. "When I first got there I smiled because as soon as I saw that it was 75 degrees and it is a nice city and atmosphere and you can actually swim in January, I knew it was a place I would be comfortable at."

The 6-foot-1, 175-pound corner also says that he felt comfortable in Tucson because of the way that people treated him throughout the visit.

"You walk down the street and people speak to you and people asked me if there was anything I needed and how I was doing and it was great overall," Parks said.

Parks was recruited by Tony Gibson and others at Pitt and that relationship was able to continue once the coaches went on to Arizona.

"The coaches that were at Pitt went down to Arizona, so I had already established that relationship," Parks said.

"I talked with Rodriguez and that was the first time I had met him. We talked on the phone a couple times, but when I was there he acknowledged my father and I and when we were at the basketball game talked to us and made us feel comfortable."

In fact, Parks says that Gibson played a very large role in his decision, as he was not the only one comfortable with the safeties coach.

"I feel comfortable with Coach Gibson, so when he left Pitt, I basically looked at Arizona and maintained my relationship with him and my dad trusted him," Parks said. "When he left, he talked to me and told me to visit Arizona and just look at it and make my decision from there."

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