It was his first such camp, after all, and the event featured 300 of the top prospects from throughout the Midwest region and surrounding states. And the 5-foot-10, 160-pound receiver from Roeland Park (KS) Bishop Miege entered with limited fanfare.
By the end of the day, however, it's a safe bet everyone in attendance knew his name, as he took home the event's wide receiver MVP award.
While it wasn't necessarily one of his goals heading into the camp, the self-effacing Parmelee admitted it was pretty darn cool.
"I didn't really pay attention to it, because I was just focused on what I had to do while I was there," he said. "I just had to get the job done."
One of the primary reasons he made the trip to Columbus, Ohio was the chance to compete against the best. That competitive fire also led him to favor the 1-on-1 drills during the day's events - in which he excelled.
"I felt like I did pretty well," Parmalee said. "But I could always do better, there's always room to improve."
One of the top receivers in the Kansas City region as junior in 2010, Parmalee's recruitment has started more slowly than one might expect for a prospect with his route-running skills and hands. The service academies, Kansas, Kansas State, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota State and Tulsa have all shown interest.
"I haven't had any offers yet," he said. "I'm still waiting."
Right now, Parmalee is working on his speed and explosiveness, while preparing to sit down with his parents and determine which team camps and combines will be best for him to attend this summer.
"My parents are going to figure out my summer schedule, and we'll decide which ones I'm going to," he said.