Lowcountry LB talks Tigers

Justin Parker, one of the top linebackers on the board for 2010, talks about a possible trip to Clemson this weekend.

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Saturday evening promises to be one of the most electric atmospheres in recent memory when the Tigers take on Atlantic Division rival Florida State, and a host of recruits are set to take in the action.

However one prospect who is currently unsure if he can make the trip is Beaufort linebacker Justin Parker.

Parker, who is currently ranked as the No. 10 middle linebacker in the country by Scout.com told CUTigers.com Tuesday he's contemplating his options.

"I don't know if I will be coming up this weekend because I will be taking the SAT the morning of the 7th, but I know it's a late game so I could still show up," he said. "It will be a unofficial visit."

When asked what he's looking forward to the most if he can make the trip, Parker said, "I'm looking forward to just being around the team again in the locker room and talking with the coaches."

Parker, of course, has been a hot commodity since early summer, receiving strong interest and offers from Clemson, South Carolina, Nebraska, Colorado, Georgia Tech and others.

"I feel that my recruiting has been going pretty good and it has all been a blessing to be in this situation," he said.

Parker's senior year has also been outstanding as Beaufort is 7-3 and 3-1 in region play thanks in part to his play.

On the season he has 118 tackles, including 12 for loss and six sacks to go along with five forced fumbles and a blocked field goal.

Parker currently has South Carolina with a slight lead over Clemson when it comes to favorites, with Nebraska in at No. 3.

Clemson is set to receive an official visit in January (15th) while South Carolina should get one in two weeks.

He has already visited both schools unofficially this season.

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