Parrick Putting In Summer Work

Despite starting as a sophomore and having a solid junior season, offensive lineman Peter Parrick isn't satisfied. Instead of resting on his laurels, the 6'4", 295-pound prospect has other ideas.

One of three Petaluma (Calif.) Casa Grande players who visited Boise State on April 5 for its Junior Day, Peter Parrick is devoted to improving his game this summer.

"I really enjoyed myself," he said of his visit to the Broncos campus. "The facilities were amazing, the campus was incredible, the city was amazing. I had a really good time.

"I'm looking for a place with a family environment where I can feel comfortable. College football these days is such a coaching carousel. I want to go where I can excel."

Though he has no official offers yet, Parrick – who visited Boise with kicker Matt Abramo and fellow offensive linemen Brendan Jackson – is going out of his way to make sure that changes soon. He attended the Junior Day for Cal and San Jose State and will be visiting UC Davis on Saturday. He was also invited to Washington and Washington State, but was unable to attend because of scheduling conflicts.

Parrick is a very busy man. This summer, he's attending camps at Boise, Washington State, Fresno State, Colorado, San Jose State and Cal. He's also scheduled to participate in the Nike SPARQ Combine Oregon in June and the Linemen Win Games camp in mid-July.

"My June is pretty much slammed shut at this point," said Parrick, who is being recruited by assistant offensive line coach Thomas Byrd. "But it's a good thing."

Currently working out five days a week, Parrick has his sights set on his areas which need improving. In addition to getting down to 285 pounds to start the season and working on bending at the knees more consistently than at the waist, the guard has a personality change as well.

"I want to be more of a team guy this year," he said. "Last year I was more of a ‘me-guy'. My head got big because I started as a sophomore. This year I want to be more about the team and hopefully become a team leader."




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