Five star safety Sean Parker will head to the University of Michigan for an official visit in the fall. According to Narbonne High School's (CA) recruiting coordinator Byron Moore Sr., no official date has been set, but the wheels are in motion to make Ann Arbor his second of five trips.
"We have a trip planned for September 4 to Notre Dame and we're trying to set up a trip to Michigan right now," Moore told GoBlueWolverine. "Right now he just wants to give the other schools a chance, get to see them, take five of his trips, and then just process it from there."
Parker is extremely close with Moore as well as Moore's son, Byron Jr., who will be a freshman at USC in the fall. Said Moore Sr. of the relationship, "We don't even look at it like a father figure no more. He's my son. He's always at my house, he's always asking for advice, we're always there for him, and him and Byron are like brothers."
Despite this, Moore said the Trojan ties do not make USC a leader in the clubhouse.
"I don't think a lot of the fans realize this on the message boards: These kids make up their own decisions. They're the ones that have to go to the school for four or five years. Right now everybody is even, there's no leader or nobody stands out the most because can't nobody stand out the most if he hasn't been to any of them."
Parker has grown since last season and is now 6'0" 190. With 4.51 speed and excellent recovery skills, Parker could play corner. Moore, however, believes that with his added size and passion for laying the wood, Parker is best suited at safety.
"He is just a total ball hawk," said Moore. "One of the best things that he likes that a lot of other coaches love is that when he hits people, he runs through ‘em. He's just a devastating hitter, that's why we nickname him KO. He tries to knock you out every time he hits you."
Moore doesn't put too much stock into the summer workouts where contact is all but illegal. A player may get the best of Parker in seven-on-seven, but come game time…it's a different story.
"Sean is mostly a helmet and shoulder pad kid. Some kids can look good in t-shirts and shorts, but when they put the helmets and pads on, it's like they disappear," Moore said. "When you put the helmet and shoulder pads on Sean, keep watching out, because he's lurking somewhere."
Parker has a 3.8 GPA and aspires to study business and sports management.