Parker Braun Talks GT Visit, Recruitment

Osceola, Florida offensive lineman Parker Braun is getting attention from schools around the South. Parker is the brother of current Georgia Tech starting offensive guard Trey Braun. Parker was a recent visitor to Tech and is visiting Auburn this weekend.

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Osceola, Florida offensive lineman Parker Braun is getting attention from schools around the South. Parker is the brother of current Georgia Tech starting offensive guard Trey Braun. Parker was a recent visitor to Tech and is visiting Auburn this weekend.

Parker has been getting acquainted with the schools showing him interest. As mentioned, he recently visited Tech, and then traveled to Duke, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

The trip to Tech was one of the better ones for Parker. Getting to see his brother on the trip was an added plus. “It was much better than I thought it would be.” Parker was impressed with the campus and he loved the facilities. “The coaches treated me well and Coach Sewak made sure I saw everything I wanted to see and made sure that I had a great time."

Unlike his brother Trey, who wanted to be an engineer and knew he wanted to go to Tech, Parker is still in the process of finding the right fit. “If Trey wasn’t at Tech, I would still have them high on my list.” Parker likes the value of a Tech degree and the job options that go with that degree.

While Parker plays tackle on the line at his high school, Tech is looking at Parker as a center or a guard. It doesn’t matter to Parker where he plays on the offensive line."Coach Sewak says he likes me as a center or guard. I know I'll play anywhere on the line in college."

Parker experienced snow and cold on the trip to North Carolina. In spite of that, he still had a good time on the visits there. “I got to know a lot about the schools and I got a good handle on what to expect recruitment wise."

Following his visit to Auburn this weekend, Parker plans to return to Tech for their spring game. He also has plans to visit Central Florida on the 21st. A visit to Miami and a return visit to Duke are also being planned.

Parker is still in the information gathering stage and is not ready to name a favorite’s list. “I want to see which schools really have an interest in me. It is very early in my mind to think about naming a top five.”

Finding the campus where he feels comfortable will be one of the main factors for Parker in making his college choice. "The campus that really feels like a great fit will be very important to me."

If the NCAA allows an early signing period, Parker would consider taking advantage of that. “I would only use it if I could graduate early."


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