Parks ready to get this thing going at FSU

Terrance Parks made his official visit to Florida State two weeks ago. Since he's been committed there's been talk of him changing his commitment to another school like Tennessee or Auburn. NoleDigest caught up with the 3-star Creekside standout to talk about his visit and to discuss if any other visits are going to be made before he gets to Tallahassee in January.

When Terrance committed to the Seminoles he was able realize a lifelong dream of playing at FSU. Since he announced his attentions he's made visits to several schools, causing some to question the strength of his commitment. For Parks it was never really a question, and his official locked up what he has thought throughout; FSU is the best option for him. He says, "My visit went great and I had a lot of fun. FSU felt like home to me and it's a real exciting place to be."

Terrance was hosted by former Georgia high school star Antwane Greenlee, and those two were able to hit it off. "I was hosted by Antwane. He showed me a real good time. We got along great. We're from the same area and we played some of the same teams, so we kind of talked about that. I also spent time with Nigel Bradham. We're going to be roommates in the spring so that is exciting. We worked hard trying to get some of these guys to commit. Nigel and I worked on Quinton Coples and Leon Mackey and David Spurlock pulled the trigger. Overall it was a successful weekend," stated Parks.

With Terrance being an early enrollee one aspect he wanted to check to was the academic side to the program. Meeting with the coaches was also another important part for Parks, and it looks as though the coaches did a good job presenting these aspects him. He explains, "I met the academic people and that was nice. When I get there I am going to take placement tests so we really didn't talk much about the schedule I'll have when I get there. Right now I am looking at business management or sports medicine, so we'll see what happens. Meeting with the coaches was awesome because we were able to break down film. We all had dinner together and ate so much. I think I ate desserts until I dropped. My mom and I spent some one-on-one time with Coach Bowden. We had a good conversation. They like me as an athlete and they are expecting me to come in right away and contribute."

With a solid visit in place the only thing that is left is for Parks to play in the All-Star game before officially becoming a Seminole in January. "I think I'm done taking visits and all. If anything I'd go to Tennessee to hang out with Eric Berry, but nothing more. I'm excited to get to FSU and get this thing going. I hung out with a lot of players like Marcus Ball and just felt really comfortable. The visit really sealed the deal for me. I enjoyed it, my mom enjoyed it and I wanted to see the situation I was going to be in. The comfort and bond showed me FSU is the best option for me," expressed Parks.

Terrance is a versatile athlete who may be a corner or safety at FSU. Look for him to play corner at the start of his career, but a move hasn't been ruled out yet. Stay tuned to NoleDigest for further updates with Terrance and the rest of the 2008 recruiting class.

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