The Michigan coaching staff laid eyes on numerous prospects during their satellite camp tour last month, but few of those prospects were on the receiving end of more attention than Sebastian (Fla.) linebacker Jarez Parks. His
“A bunch of them talked to me,” recalled Parks. “They really want me. They said they definitely have to get me up there (on a visit).”
There was ample reason for the Wolverines’ excitement. The four-star standout checked in at 6-5, 240, but still managed to blow away a field in a race that determined the camp’s fastest linebackers.
“Great kid and great player,” Parks’ coach Kevin Pettis said. “His ceiling is astronomical.”
“We put him in space and we bring him off the edge, so we use him at both spots. We’re a 3-4 defense and when we go to a 4-3, we bring him down to defensive end.”
That impressive versatility explains why many of the nation’s top programs have lined up to extend offers. A handful of them are already standing out.
As the only northern school listed Michigan is clearly an outlier, but a few of the Maize & Blue’s attributes have him looking past distance/
“They’ve got a good school and I’m big on school,” he said. “They’ve got a great medical school and that’s what I’m going to study. They have a lot to offer.”
Parks plans to see more of those offerings for himself as soon as he has the chance, but that likely won’t be for some time.
“It’ll be definitely after September 1st of his junior year. Probably hopefully try to get him up there next summer just go see it. We do a little country tour we’re going to do with him and got some places: Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State and all those places.”