AU Commit Parks Excited About Senior Season

Auburn commitment Ricky Parks took in Fan Day on the Plains Sunday and also talks about his upcoming senior year.

Hogansville, Ga.—A commitment to Auburn back in early June, four-star prospect Ricky Parks has been taking it easy since he chose the Tigers over Alabama, Georgia and dozens of other schools. A talented tight end that will be playing quarterback this fall, he said for him it's just about enjoying 2011.

"It has been pretty relaxing for me," Parks said. "I talk to the Auburn coaches a lot, but a lot of the other schools have fallen back. It's pretty relaxing now. I'm just focusing on my team and getting ready for the season."

On Sunday he took a break from getting ready for his season to take another trip to Auburn, this time to check out something he'll be doing a year from now. Sunday was Fan Day for the Auburn Tigers and Parks said he enjoyed getting to see another side of Auburn's program that he had not seen before.

"It's a different experience watching the players take pictures and getting to see all the fans wanting autographs," Parks tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "It's just a different day. I just wonder how it's going to be next year. I know it's going to be wild and crazy. I just wanted to see what it's like."

Expected to play a role similar to that of Philip Lutzenkirchen on the Plains, Parks will lead the Callaway High offense this fall and is a dangerous weapon from the quarterback spot. He said so far things are going well offensively and he feels like his game is in good shape for the new season.

"Practice is going good," Parks said. "We're getting our offense installed real well. We're just getting ready for the upcoming season.

"I feel like I have progressed a lot over where I was my sophomore and junior years," he added. "I think it's going to be a great season for me."

Parks said he's planning to attend just about every Auburn home game this season and is looking forward to his trips to Jordan-Hare Stadium. Solidly committed to the Tigers, he also said he plans to take some official visits elsewhere this fall just to enjoy his senior year and the experience.

Callaway will play Greenville in a jamboree this Friday and will open the regular season on Aug. 26 against Troup Co. at home.

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