Parks like Clemson

East Saint John (Reserve, LA) three-star defensive back Antonio Parks pulled in a big offer yesterday from the Clemson Tigers. Parks and four-star teammate Xavier Lewis will visit Clemson next week, and you can get all the details inside...

Antonio Parks heard from the Clemson staff Friday.

"Coach (Mike) Reed and Coach (Brent) Venables called my head coach and let me know they were offering," Parks said. "They like everything they've seen with me, want to take over my recruiting process and get me locked in.

"I've been following and liking Clemson since I was just a freshman. I like Sammy Watkins, Tajh Boyd and basically the whole defense a bunch. It's confirmed that I'll be there next Saturday for the Orange & White game."

Parks was ready to pull the trigger yesterday.

"The coaches told me to hold off," he said, "that they can't accept the commitment without a visit, so I'm probably going to make that decision next week.

"Whoa man, I feel excited. It don't get any bigger than Clemson. You work so hard to get that offer and it's here. They said they want to take over my recruitment, and I'm going to be there Saturday watching them compete for jobs."

Parks will be accompanied by teammate Xavier Lewis.

"He got offered two weeks ago," Parks said. "Xavier was excited yesterday when we talked about visiting next week. I don't think he's going to go ahead and lock things up though. Everybody is different with their recruitment."

East Saint John, located several miles west across swampland from the New Orleans suburb of Kenner, is one of Louisiana's prominent large school programs.

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