Parks To Take Road Trip

Terrance Parks got a chance to watch teammate Eric Berry selected to the U.S. Army All-American bowl last November, and the fellow defensive back from Creekside High in Fairburn, Ga., is starting to pick up offers comparable to his All-American teammate.

"Schools have been offering me a lot," said the 6-foot-1, 200-pounder. "I think I've got like ten to twelve."

It is almost amazing that schools had enough of a chance to make an evaluation on Parks, who rarely saw a ball thrown his way. However, in the rare instance when a team decided to challenge the cornerback, Parks made a play on the ball.

"I made a couple of plays, but they didn't throw at me much. For me, I always just try to play the game fast, aggressive, and smart."

Parks is learning to play the recruiting game just the same, and is learning from Berry, who eventually signed with Tennessee, on how to play.

"Right now, everything is dead even with all the schools, but I've been liking the Florida schools since I was in middle school, plus Tennessee and Virginia Tech. With those Florida schools, I just like the way they play ball, it's just so fast, and the climate is nice. That all plays into it."

Being in that position is a great thing for each of the schools as Berry could make a decision before the beginning of the season.

"It is going to be an early decision because I plan on graduating at the end of the next semester and enrolling at the college of my choice. So I will probably commit at the end of the summer or during the summer."

That could make for a busy season of visits, and Parks is well aware of his upcoming summer schedule.

"I know I am going to be doing a lot of travelling this summer. In fact, I just talked to my coach about that yesterday and he said we're just going to pack up and do it. I really want to get to know the coaches, that's going to be big making my decision. Plus, I was talking to my coach and he said that I would just feel 'it' and know that I was at the right school.

"I've been to Tennessee for their spring game, and it was pretty exciting, Georgia, and Georgia Tech to see those schools. I want to take some more to places like all the Florida schools, Virginia Tech, Auburn, and Alabama."

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