Talented Parks Closing In On Decision

Ricky Parks talks about Big Cat Weekend and which school is at the top of his list.

Hoganville, Ga.--Rated the nation's number two tight end by Scout.com, Callaway standout Ricky Parks has been a frequent visitor to Auburn in the last few months and has had the Tigers high on his list. Over the weekend he made yet another trip to the Plains as part of Big Cat Weekend and following the visit he said Auburn is still very much in the picture for him.

"It was fun getting to play a lot of the games with a lot of the recruits," Parks said. "Just getting to hang out and have fun with the coaches was pretty fun.

"I got to spend a lot more time with a lot of the coaches," Parks said. "I got a chance to hang out with some of the players I knew. It was better than last time I was there."

With another good visit and having the chance to continue to built relationships, Parks said at the moment Auburn has moved ahead of Alabama and Georgia in the race for his commitment.

"It's going to be soon when I commit," Parks said. "I think Auburn now probably has a lead on the other two schools now. Since I've been there so many times now I think it has a lead on the other schools."

Looking for something to separate the schools to help him make his final decision, Parks noted that on his visits to Auburn he's getting to know more than just football and that has been big for him.

"I'm just getting a much better relationship with the coaches every time I come," Parks said. "Player-wise I'm building a better relationship with them and getting a better feel for the facilities. It gets better every time I go there."

With an intimate knowledge of all three of his favorites and wanting to get his decision out of the way before his senior year begins, Parks said he's close to making a choice but isn't exactly sure when or where things will take place just yet.

"I don't know when or how I'm going to do it," Parks said. "I just know when I commit I'll let people know. It's probably days or maybe weeks.

"It's getting exciting knowing I'm getting close to getting all this off my back," he added. "I won't have to worry about the recruiting process anymore."

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