Rashawn Parker Discusses Iowa State

Rashawn Parker committed to Iowa State earlier in the week and Cyclone Nation caught up with the big defensive lineman.

Rashawn Parker, a 6'2, 230 pound defensive lineman, is now officially going to be an Iowa State Cyclone and joining him will be his cousin Josh Johnson. Parker recently committed to Iowa State after receiving offers from Wyoming, UAB, TCU, and Colorado.


"I'm really excited. After looking at everything this was definitely the best choice for me," said Parker.


Parker ended up his senior season leading the state of Oklahoma in sacks with 18. He also had 105 tackles during his senior campaign.


Along with Parker, his cousin Josh Johnson committed to Iowa State earlier in the week. The two are looking forward to extending their career together.


"It'll be a lot of fun. We've been playing with each other since we were in 1st grade. We both know what each other can do out there," said Parker.


Parker has been watching a lot of Iowa State games this season, and he was especially impressed with Iowa State's big win at Texas A&M earlier in the season.


"I was really surprised with the Texas A&M game. I was surprised with the amount of points that the offense put up and with how the defense shut down McNeil," said Parker.


In the end, Parker just thought that he was the perfect fit with the Cyclone defense.


"They have a really attacking defense. That's my style," said Parker.


Parker was first turned on by Iowa State when he met Barney Cotton this summer. Parker said that he and Cotton really hit it off during the summer months.


"I was really impressed by the way he recruited me," said Parker.


Though Parker has never been to Ames, he has heard great things about the campus, but his favorite thing about Iowa State is the team chemistry that he's witnessed.


"It's like they're one big family. The coaches are all really close," said Parker.


Parker plans on taking his official visit on December 16, along with his cousin Josh Johnson. When Parker gets to school, he plans on leaving his major as undecided but is thinking about a career in physical therapy.

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