Parks ready to compete

Arizona commit Antonio Parks is off to a solid start this season. Read on to see what he says about that start, his confidence in his game, and more.

Reserve (La.) East St. John defensive back Antonio Parks is one of the most physically gifted players in the 2015 Arizona football recruiting class and his play this season only reinforces that view.

“I’m off to a pretty good start,” Parks said. “I have a couple forced fumbles and I’ve been in on a number of other plays. I’ve always been confident in my ability, but the game seems so much slower now. I feel like I have an idea of where the play is going just based off the formation.”

It is this feel for the game that leads many to believe that Parks will challenge for immediate playing time at Arizona.

“That was one of the things the coaches told me from the beginning," Park said. "They like how I play and they like that I seem to have an instinct for the ball. College is a whole different game, but I’m getting better at everything.”

Parks also believes in his potential to play early for the Wildcats.

“I love that defensive scheme they run," he said. "It’s hard not to from the view of a defensive back. They said they could see me at far corner, lined up in the nickel or even at safety. I want to play and that works with me.”

The three-star athlete believes his size brings versatility that not every defensive back possesses.

“I’m not super tall, but I’m athletic and I’m put together pretty well," Park said. "I can play in a number of different situations and I feel that I’m ready to come in and compete at the highest level.”

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