Fairburn, Ga.--Like many of the top prospects in the country, Creekside cornerback Terrance Parks is making the rounds to visit many of the schools he is considering. In past years that would mean taking part in camps but nowadays players with multiple offers usually choose to visit the campus and meet with coaches instead of working out on the field.
This past weekend was one of those times as several top players visited Auburn to watch the senior camp and visit with the coaching staff during the down time. Parks took the opportunity to do just that and says he came away with a good feeling about the Tigers following his trip to the Plains.
"I like their coaching staff, they make you feel right at home when you're in Auburn," Parks says. "They make you feel like family. That was the best part of the visit for me. The coaches showed me a lot of love. Everybody there is real nice."
Cornerback Terrance Parks is a physical defensive back that is becoming a hot commodity in the recruiting world.
A 6-2, 192 cornerback with good speed and strength, Parks is the ideal big cornerback that most schools are looking for. The question is, what is Parks looking for in a school? While he's still not sure exactly what that is, he says Auburn definitely jumped up his list after his visit.
"They really helped themselves," Parks says. "I was talking with my mom about that on the way home. It was better than I expected. I thought it was going to be something different and it was the total opposite. I liked it. I really enjoyed it."
Saying that he's still wide open with over two dozen offers to choose from, Parks notes that Auburn also has something going for it that he didn't realize before making the trip over and that's proximity.
"It was like an hour and 30 minutes," Parks says. "Actually it probably wasn't even that long. It was just right up the road. We were surprised at the trip and how quick it was. That could work in Auburn's favor because it was right by the house."
In addition to Auburn, Parks has visited two other schools to this point and says he has plans for at least one more but likely several before the summer is complete. He says until that happens his list will likely continue to grow before it begins to shrink.
"The only schools I have visited recently are Tennessee and I have been to Wake Forest for their spring game," Parks says. "That's about it. I think my next visit is to Florida. After that I'll see where I want to go after that."
One thing is for sure, Parks says that he'll continue to make the unofficial visits to help him make up his mind. A fan of having the ability to talk with the coaches and current players on a team, Parks notes that the trips are a way for him to get a true feel for a school instead of listening to what a coach wants you to hear.
"It's big for me," Parks says. "When you talk to a coach you can tell if they're looking out for you or if they're really just trying to tell you something just to get you at that school. I want them to be real with me and if they're real it helps the school out."