Top Junior QB Will Open Things Up

Jacksonville, Fla. native QB Kyle Parker says he's looking around after Richt commits to Clemson.

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There has been a change at the top for 6-1, 180 pound junior quarterback Kyle Parker.

"Clemson is not my leader any more," he told CUTigers.com in an interview Saturday afternoon. "I still really, really like them but I am opening my options up now."

The Florida standout said with QB Jon Richt, son of Georgia head coach Mark Richt, committing to Clemson Friday, he will now open up things up.

"There is nothing against the coaches or Jon Richt," he said. "He made a good decision. His decision was likely based on the same things I was basing my decision on.

"I talked to coach Swinney this weekend. I told him I was going to look around at some other schools now. He said they were going to sign two quarterbacks. He really wants me to come up there for a visit."

Parker and his father visited Georgia Tech this week along with several of his teammates.

"Actually I just got back from Georgia Tech," he said. "A couple of guys from my team were going so we decided to go and see the facilities and the coaches. It was good talking with coach Gaily. We saw everything we needed to see.

"Around the end of February I am going to visit Nebraska and South Carolina."

The Tigers will still likely get a visit from Parker later this spring.

"I still really like Clemson," he said. "I am going to be talking to coach Swinney to see when I can come up for a visit, but I am going to be looking around some more as well.

"I have been comfortable with Clemson for the last few weeks, but now it is more iffy. I want to look around and see what some other schools have to offer."

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