Brother of AU Player Waiting On One Big Offer

Talented prospect Tez Parks, the younger brother of Auburn tight end Ricky Parks, talks recruiting and his interest in the Tigers.

Hogansville, Ga.—Talented class of 2014 football prospect Tez Parks has been in Auburn's Jordan-Hare Stadium plenty of times with his older brother Ricky Parks being recruited by the Tigers and now a redshirt freshman for Coach Gus Malzahn's Tigers.

Earlier this month the younger Parks had his own chance to play inside the 87,000-seat stadium as he and his teammates at Callaway High participated in a 7-on-7 team tournament in Auburn.

Playing quarterback the 6-1, 210 Parks helped his team to a victory in the consolation bracket throwing the ball to standout 2015 athlete Terry Godwin. Also playing safety for his team, Parks was one of the top players in attendance and says it was a great experience for him and his team.

"It was fun getting to play in the stadium at Auburn," Parks tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "I liked going out there and competing. We overwhelmed the other team. They thought they were going to come in and beat us.

"It felt good being at quarterback, it felt real good," he adds. "I play quarterback for my school and it felt good leading my team to the wins."

With offers from the likes of Arkansas, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Marshall, North Carolina, Purdue, South Carolina, Tennessee, Wake Forest and Washington State, Parks' recruiting has taken off since spring practice. He says it has been a crazy time for him in the last few months and he's enjoying the ride.

"It feels good," Parks says. "I'm just wanting that one special offer right now."

That one offer would be from Auburn. Getting to know many of the players on the team through his brother and getting a great feel for the campus and town, Parks knows all there is to know about the Tigers. Because of that he's hoping the offer comes through sometime this summer or fall.

"They are saying they will either offer me as an athlete or at the skill position," Parks says. "Either one would be fine with me."

With his older brother preparing for his first season of play at Auburn under Gus Malzahn and the new coaching staff, Parks says he's ready to see what the Tigers can do on the field. He says while they haven't played a game yet he believes good things are in store for the Tigers in 2013.

"Right now I'm impressed with how they have the guys rolling," Parks says. "I have heard every guy on the team say they like things and they think they'll be good this year. Talking to Coach Malzahn he says they'll be ready in the first game with the fast offense."

Parks notes that he plans to take things slow with his recruiting and doesn't plan on making a decision until sometime after his senior season.


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