Park back to square one

Jacob Park was settling into recruiting around national signing day with just over a half-dozen offers on his mind, then he earned a handful more over the last two weeks to make the process that much harder.

On national signing day 2013, class of 2014 quarterback Jacob Park picked up an offer from Alabama and Nick Saban delivered the news.

The Goose Creek (S.C.) Statford signal-caller set up a visit with the national champs and he would take his recruitment from there.

Or so he thought.

At the time, Park had regional offers from the likes of Virginia Tech, North Carolina and Duke among others, so the trip to Tuscaloosa was his way to see something different. Along the way, he called it "a nice trip" but at about the time he took the visit in late February, his phone continued ringing with college coaches ready to offer him a scholarship on the other end.

"Ole Miss, West Virginia, Florida State, and Louisville," he said of his most recent offers.

While intriguing and humbled by the attention, it caught the three-star by surprise to the point that he is back to square one in recruiting.

"I'm scrambling right now, I don't know whats going on to be honest," Park admitted. "Time is moving too fast."

Taken back by the speed of the process, there are a pair of schools new to the offer list that made him think twice about his next trip.

"I'm trying to go to Florida State and Louisville," said Park. "I don't know, it's different. I've never been there, it might be something different to take a look at."

Something different is a trend the 6-foot-3, 200-pounder says he hasn't hasn't seen much of.

"All the schools are the same," he admitted. "They all show you the same thing and all are number one in something!

"It's hard for all of them not to run into each other."

Park is currently ranked the No. 19 quarterback in the class of 2014 and he has no timetable for a final decision.

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