And since the end of his junior year at Beaufort HS, Parker has heard the question in one form or another too many times to count: Where are you going?
"When I first started getting recruited, a lot of people were telling me South Carolina is my home," he said. "It was South Carolina this and South Carolina that. I'm starting to feel it from a lot of people."
Clemson, South Carolina, LSU and Georgia Tech have all made the cut into his final four. Right now, LSU holds the slight advantage over Clemson and South Carolina.
Since he lives in South Carolina, he hears a lot of Clemson and South Carolina fans lobby for their respective school.
"We've got a bunch of Clemson and South Carolina fans in Beaufort. Every now and then, I'll run into a Clemson fan or a South Carolina fan," Parker told CUTigers after Wednesday's O-D All American Bowl practice in Myrtle Beach.
"They're always like, ‘Hey, are you coming to Clemson? Are you coming to South Carolina?' It's nothing new. I hear it all the time."
"That's one thing about the recruiting process, you're always going to have the reporters and the media, I enjoy this time--it's all good," Parker said. "I don't let it get to me." (Scout.com)
"They say I won't like it and it's too far. The people who say that don't really know what I like," Parker said.
The popularity of social networking sites like Facebook has also allowed for fans to be able to reach him directly.
"They always tell me I need to go here or don't go there," Parker said. "I get it all the time. I just kind of let it go by. It's nothing."
Of course, the countless interviews and phone calls from the various recruiting services and reporters come with the territory. He's willing to accept what comes with playing major college football.
"That's one thing about the recruiting process, you're always going to have the reporters and the media, I enjoy this time--it's all good," Parker said. "I don't let it get to me."
All week during the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas practice in Spartanburg, he was recruited by commits to both the Tigers and Gamecocks. This week, he's been hearing a lot about Clemson.
Parker's teammates on the East team include Darius Robinson, Bashaud Breeland, Corey Crawford, David Beasley, DeAndre Hopkins and Desmond Brown all of which are 2010 Clemson commits.
"I hear from D-Rob about six times a day," Parker said. "He's holding up a big "C," so I'm always hearing from him. They're staying on me."
For Wednesday afternoon's practice, he was wearing a pair of South Carolina pants.
"They're all asking me what's up with them. They say, ‘Man, you're supposed to be wearing the Clemson gear,'" Parker said.
He'll be in Clemson next weekend on an official visit. The following weekend, he'll trip to LSU for a third official. The last weekend in January is targeted for his official to Georgia Tech.
Parker will then make his decision on signing day.