In the 2017 recruiting cycle, Michigan State (MSU) signed Emmanuel Flowers, a three-state defensive back out of Chino Hills, California. The Spartans are looking to California to add to their 2018 recruiting class, recently offering Parks Kissinger. Park is an unrated defensive end from Chaminade College Prep in West Hills, California. Spartan Nation caught up with the 6’4”, 235 pound athlete shortly after receiving an offer from the Spartans.
Parks already has an interesting story of how he settled at the defensive end position. “I skipped ahead a year and should be a junior next year,” he explained his reclassification to from the class of 2019 to 2018. “I weigh 235 and am 6’4” and still growing. I played QB until this year and still learning how to play DE.”
The physical gifts are there for Parks, but football has been in his family for years. “My dad played in the NFL at 6'5 290 and my brother played at Missouri.” His father attended Syracuse and played in the NFL with the San Diego Chargers for three seasons. Besides his recent offer from MSU, Parks’ other two offers are from Syracuse and Yale. “I also have interest from many other schools,” he added.
“I am being recruited by Dave Warner, he is a great guy and he extended the offer to me,” said Parks. “I was very excited to receive an offer from him and MSU.”
Parks already has a busy winter and spring planned. “My plan is to go back to MSU on an unofficial this spring to see the campus and meet all of the coaches,” Parks described. “I have also been invited to the Under Armour and Nike camp as well.” Parks will look to make his presence known on the camp circuit.
Lastly, Parks went on to describe the environment of a college that would fit him best. “I’m looking for a good coaching staff, good academics, facilities, a good fan base, and of course some hard hitting college ball.”
Parks Gissinger is not yet rated by Scout, but hopes to change that as he will go on to prove himself at camps this winter and spring. Stay tuned to Spartan Nation as we high follow the many offers that will be handed out by the staff.