AU Visit Opens Door For FSU Commit

Fairburn, Ga.--Creekside (Ga.) High School cornerback Terrance Parks committed to Florida State on July 18, but after his official visit to Auburn over the weekend Parks now says that it's a two-team battle between the Seminoles and Tigers.

"It opened up the door," Parks says. "Right now it's between Florida State and Auburn. I had committed to Florida State, but you never know what happens. Auburn is in a good spot.

"The visit went good," he adds. "The atmosphere, the game, got the win against Alabama and I got to chill with the players. It was just a good place to be this week."

His visit to Auburn, where he was a standout at a camp over the summer, was his first official.

"The only (other) one I have is to Florida State in about two more weeks," Parks notes. "That's the only one. I'm just keeping it limited to Florida State and Auburn right now."

With the Auburn team traveling to LaGrange on Friday nights, redshirting freshman cornerback Michael Slade was Parks' player host his first night. On Saturday night it was Tristan Davis.

"He showed me a good time," Parks says of Davis, who also played his prep days in the Atlanta area at Tri-Cities High. "He showed me what Auburn was all about. Just to chill with the players it showed me the team atmosphere and how close they are."

Before Parks left campus he had a meeting with the Auburn coaches, but Parks says they didn't pressure him into changing his commitment from FSU to Auburn.

"They want me to come here, but they say it's up to me," he explains. "It's my decision, but of course they want me to be here and be around these people, because they've got good people here. They were saying it's on me."

The most exciting part of the visit for Parks was the game day experience as Auburn beat Alabama 17-10.

"The atmosphere was crazy," he says. "It was like no other atmosphere. The fans were crazy, they tailgate and they're in the game. You can't ask for nothing else as a player.

"We went to the Tiger Walk and it was real exciting," Parks continues. "The fans were ‘crunk' and it made everybody want to play. It was crazy because we saw the RVs, and they were like, ‘The RVs have been here since Monday.' It let me know how dedicated the fans were. That's good to know as a player that you've got people behind you that are going to support you like that."

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