He showed his skills as a receiver at the recent Adidas Swag 7on7 tryout by running routes against defensive backs and making several big catches deep downfield.
At Gateway, Parrish plays tight end, but at a shade under 6-foot-2 some schools may shy away from him there. With his blocking and pass catching ability, we see Parrish as a fullback/h-back type of player. He is also a defensive standout at linebacker.
Parrish recently picked up his first scholarship offer from Akron.
"Coach Mike Woodford is recruiting me for Akron," Parrish said. "It felt great to get that first offer. I have been working hard to get it. I hope some more come my way. They seem to like me as an athlete, they really haven't talked about what position they want me at."
Parrish attended a junior day event at Akron.
"I went to a junior day there and I liked it a lot. They have a nice, clean campus and everything is right there football, baseball, soccer. I like it like that where everything is nice and close. I don't really like the big, spread out campuses. We walked past the stadium, but we really didn't go into it."
The Gateway Gator was planning on going to the Pittsburgh spring game at North Hills high school last weekend, but those plans fell through.
"I was going to go, but they cancelled. They told me since it was off campus that they wouldn't be able to talk to me there. I haven't heard much from them lately."
Parrish will venture to Penn State this weekend with some of his Adidas Swag teammates for the annual Blue and White spring game.
"I am going to Penn State on Saturday. I really haven't heard much from them, so we'll see what happens."