Noles Offer South Florida Standout

This year the state of Florida is loaded with quality receivers. Names like Richard Jackson (Clermont), Brandon Heath (Palm Beach Lakes), Carlton Salter's (North Florida Christian) and Sam Shields (Sarasota Booker HS) are considered some of the best in Florida this year. One name that needs to be put among that group hails from Delray Atlantic High School in Palm Beach.


Scout.com had the chance to watch Preston Parker live last week when Delray Atlantic lined up against Boyd Anderson. Parker did not disappoint as he had over 200 yards receiving and 2 touchdowns. What Parker showed on both touchdown grabs was great concentration and body control.

When we spoke with Parker here is what he had to say about the game, "I felt I did alright. There is still room for me to grow. I felt I could have done better at down field blocking and helping out in the running game."

While Parker felt he did just ok most in attendance would disagree. He performed so well that he received three new offers. He was told by his coach the following day that Florida State, North Carolina and NC State called his school and made sure he received the news about his offers.

Parker was extremely happy about one of the offers, "I can't believe it, Florida State offered and that is big. I never thought I would get offered by Florida State. Now that they have offered, Florida State has moved into the lead."

Parker intends on going up to their summer camp this summer with the news of the offer.

What does Parker feel his performance last week will do to his recruitment, "Hopefully it continues to bring more attention to my teammates. The more offers I receive, the more attention my teammates will get as well. I want them to get noticed. Without my teammates, our team won't go far this year. We want to win a state championship and the only way to do that is play as a team."

So who are some of the other players that stood out to Parker in the spring game, "That big DT for Boyd Anderson was impressive. They lined him up at fullback and it's very impressive to watch someone that big move so well. He played both sides of the football which shows you what type of shape he is in. Some of the other players that stood out are my teammate Patrick Adolphi, Orlando that is what we call him by, Karnell Hatcher and Anthony Thomas. They all played well for our team."

Hatcher had the game winning interception and is a 6-foot-1, 180 pound freshman safety for Delray Atlantic.

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