Upstate TE Getting Closer

The Clemson Tigers are battling the Florida Gators for the top tight end in the Palmetto state. Who is his current leader? What visits are in the works?

TE Desmond Parks Profile

6-6, 215 pound tight end prospect Desmond Parks has stopped the summer visit tour so he can concentrate on his team.

"I haven't been on any more visits lately," he told in a recent interview. "I am pretty much focused on my team right now. We have been doing a lot of 7-on-7. We go to North Carolina for a tournament on Saturday."

Are there any other visits planned for this summer?

"I think I might go to South Carolina and Georgia, but I am not sure right now," replied Parks.

When asked about his current leaders, Parks responded, "Florida and Clemson are still the leaders. Florida is probably still a little ahead of Clemson."

What would it take for the Tigers to take the lead?

"I am not really sure. I guess as I get to learn more about Clemson they could take the lead. Maybe if I learned a little more about them," replied Parks.

The Greer standout is talking frequently with the Clemson staff.

"I am talking with coach Scott and coach Napier a good bit. They are just telling me how bad they want me to come to Clemson. They are trying to get me back for another visit. They want to show me some more of the facilities and let me talk with some others. I might go back over there," said Parks.

A decision will come over the next few weeks so the Tigers are making a late push.

"I still want to make my decision this summer. It will be sometime in the next four or five weeks," said Parks. "I will be talking with my coaches and parents. I will get their input and then I will make the decision."

Last year as a junior Parks recorded 29 catches for 403 yards and five touchdowns. currently ranks Parks as the No. 41 tight end in the country. Top Stories