Cards offer Georgia Lineman

Lovejoy High School lineman Anthony Parker is receiving quite a bit of interest, including an offer from Louisville.

Lovejoy High School in suburban Atlanta is loaded with talent once again this year. Among the many Division IA prospects preparing for their senior season is Anthony Parker, a 6'4, 285-pound lineman.

Parker has spent the majority of his time playing for Lovejoy along the offensive line, however, he informed me on Sunday evening that he will also start along the defensive line this fall.

"I'm a big fan of Warren Sapp, so I'm looking forward to playing defense more," said Parker.

All though he has only played sparingly on defense through his junior year, a few colleges have all ready expressed an interest in seeing his abilities on the defensive side of the ball.

"Maryland and Mississippi State said that they are interested in having me play defense," explained Parker. "I like both [positions] the same really."

With his size, coupled with a 4.75-40 speed, Parker has the build that can be molded into both a great defensive or offensive lineman.

Parker described himself as a player that will contribute immediately on the college level because of his work ethic. "I'm a hard worker and very coachable. I'll do whatever the coach needs me to so I can help the team."

In addition to Maryland and Mississippi State, Parker is receiving consistent interest from Louisville, Virginia, Michigan, Wisconsin, Auburn, Tennessee, Nebraska and a slew of others. Louisville and Maryland have extended Parker a scholarship offer.

Parker also informed me that more than 30 coaches came by Lovejoy High School during May, including Louisville assistant Joel Thomas.

"I don't have a favorite right now," responded Parker when asked about any possible leaders. "I'll probably wait until late before I decide on where to go."

Following his junior season, in which he helped Lovejoy to a 9-3 record, he was honored as an All-Region and All-Clay Henry. He is currently carrying a 2.8 GPA and took the SAT for the first time on June 7th.

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