Talented Tez Parks Interested In Tigers

Callaway Ga., High School quarterback/athlete Tez Parks is a player who could fill in at many positions at the college level. This report includes his comments plus senior season highlight.

Click here to see Tez Parks in action at quarterback versus Jackson.

Hogansville, Ga. – Callaway High School quarterback Tez Parks has a number of quality offers and has the ability to play a number of positions, but he's playing the waiting game in the recruiting process.

"Right now I have offers from Georgia Tech, Tennessee, South Carolina, Marshall, North Carolina State, Arkansas, Florida State," Parks said. "I have some more, just can't think of them right now. I'm waiting on Auburn to offer me.

"It's just like home to me," Parks said of Auburn. "I know all of the players and all of the coaches so it's just like home to me.

The 6-1 1/2, 200-pound senior athlete added that Auburn is his clear-cut favorite at this point.

"I'm still looking at Auburn, South Carolina, Georgia, North Carolina State, Tennessee and Georgia Tech," Parks added.

"Georgia Tech wants me at quarterback," he said. "Most of the other schools want me as a safety or athlete. I've been to Auburn, I took a visit to Georgia Tech, I took a visit to Tennessee, and I'm supposed to be taking a trip to North Carolina State. I want to go back to Auburn again."

Parks' most recent visit to Auburn was Saturday for the Tigers' 30-22 victory over Ole Miss. He was there with his older brother Ricky Parks, who signed with Auburn but was dismissed in early August for a violation of team rules.

Ricky Parks redshirted at Auburn in 2012 and is playing this season at Northeast Mississippi Community College in Booneville, Miss. He has played in four of six games, catching six passes for 59 yards and a pair of touchdowns. There is a possibility that Ricky may return to Auburn after his stint in Community College.

Tez has played varsity for several years at Callaway, including at quarterback versus Manchester as a sophomore when Ricky, the starting quarterback, went down with an injury. Tez spent most of his junior season on defense.

"We played Troup (County) my freshman year, and they put me in for one play and I ran for a 40-yard touchdown, but they put it down at the one," Parks explained. "Manchester as a sophomore was my next big game, so I had to step up. I think I ended up with 190 or 200 yards.

"I think I've developed real well since then," he added. "I've developed myself and developed my team. I've had to get everyone on one page."

Head coach Pete Wiggins has been impressed with Parks' versatility and commitment over the years.

"He works really hard in the weight room," Wiggins noted. "He's a big kid who can really run. He's runs our offense really well. He leads our offense. He's really explosive. He's making big plays for us on the offensive side of the ball.

"We're not playing him on the defensive side of the ball, but he can do that," Wiggins continued. "Last year I played him at defensive end, I played him at safety and I played him at outside linebacker. He's just a kid who can do a lot of things. Right now he's just a kid who is doing a great job doing a lot things."

As far as making a decision for the next level, Parks said he has several things to consider.

"Right now I'm looking at the depth chart, then I'm looking at the academic program. Then if they want me at a position I would rather play running back, slot, or any position on defense. I'll play any position on defense. I'll play wide receiver or quarterback too, but it doesn't really doesn't matter.

Parks isn't the only talented senior on the Callaway squad. The defense is led by Georgia Tech commitment KeShun Freeman at linebacker.

Click here for Freeman's highlights versus Jackson.

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