"The only bad part about the visit to Clemson on Saturday was that we got there late. I did not get to talk to the coaches this time or anything, but I know them well enough that it didn't matter. I still saw an amazing crowd and a wild atmosphere," said Ricky Parks.
The Tigers fell to in-state rival South Carolina, but that does not effect Parks' interest in CU.
"I really love the way the crowd stood behind their players. Clemson got up early, but then South Carolina kind of took over. The fan stayed loud, they stayed in the game, and they never died down. I like that support."
"Clemson is still my number one school. They have been on top for me for a while. The main reason is the coaches. I just like how they talk to me and the kind of people they are. I also like the facilities, environment, and campus."
Parks is a 6-foot-4, 220 pound athlete that plays quarterback for Callaway in Hoganville, Ga. The junior had over 1,000 yards passing and around 700 yards rushing in 2010, but he will be catching the ball and blocking at tight end on the next level.
He thinks he can a lot of that at Clemson.
"I have watched Clemson a lot, I have paid attention to their tight end play, and I could really fit in there at tight end," said one of the top 10 juniors in the Peach State. "I talk to Coach [Billy] Napier a lot and we talk about my position, what I could do there, and stuff like that, so I feel good about it."
Florida and South Carolina have also offered Parks and he is receiving a lot of interest from Alabama, Auburn, and Georgia among others.
Parks has Tigers on top
CUTigers.com Top Stories
RECRUITING RADARIn our weekly Recruiting Radar, CUTigers Recruiting Analyst Gary McDaniel updates you on the latest news and intel on the Clemson recruiting front!
MONDAY WEST ZONE INTERVIEWSWatch Deshaun Watson, Wayne Gallman and Tony Elliott discuss the upcoming showdown with Florida State!
TIGERS REMAIN #3 IN BOTH POLLSWith Ohio State losing and Michigan jumping to #2, idle Clemson sits at #3 in both of Sunday's polls.
CUTigers.comYesterday at 10:59 AM
GRADES AND ANALYSIS: NC State#3 Clemson committed 4 turnovers, including 3 in the red zone and a pick-six, in its 24-17 overtime win over NC State in Death Valley.
CUTigers.comThursday at 2:52 PM
Clemson Basketball Media DayWatch Head Coach Brad Brownell and his assistant coaches discuss the upcoming basketball season at Clemson Media Day!
CUTigers.comThursday at 1:30 PM