Jameson Parsons Gets Recruiting Interest

Jameson Parsons, a 6-foot-2, 185-pound quarterback from Eagan, attended the Minnesota Junior Day in January and was at the Gopher Football Camp. Parsons is one of the top signal callers in the state and possesses a strong passing arm. He is also a standout basketball player who is getting looks in both sports. GoldenSports.Net recently caught up with Parsons to learn the latest on his recruitment.

Jameson Parson helped lead Eagan to a 5-5 mark this past season. He threw for two touchdowns and had one rushing score in their season-opening 37-36 upset over Lakeville South. Parsons paced the Wildcats to a 14-0 lead against Lakeville North before suffering a broken collarbone that sidelined him for the rest of the regular season. Lakeville North rallied to score 29 consecutive points in the win.

Parsons returned for the playoffs as he threw for two touchdowns in their 52-7 first round win over Hastings. He completed 17 of 30 passes for 238 yards and two touchdowns in a heart-breaking 21-20 loss to eventual state champion Cretin Derham Hall in the second round. The Wildcats elected to go for a two-point conversion rather than kick an extra point to force overtime and came up just short.

Parsons completed 38 of 68 passes for 537 yards with seven touchdowns and just one interception this past season.

Parsons completed 115 of 201 passes for 1,334 and ten touchdowns and eleven interceptions as a sophomore as the Wildcats finished 4-6, losing to Rosemount 36-0 in the second round of the playoffs.

Parsons is also a standout on the hardwood. He averaged 21.2 points per game with three games of 30 or more points and nine other games of more than 20 points as Eagan finished 16-11, losing to Lakeville North 64-49. However, he suffered a knee injury and missed the final eight games of the season. Parsons, who has scored in double figures in every game except the game in which he suffered the knee injury against Lakeville South. He had a season-high 38 points against Chaska as he made ten three-pointers.

Parsons led the team in scoring as a sophomore as he averaged 16.6 points per game. The Wildcats finished 7-20, losing to Eastview in the first round of the playoffs 63-58.

Parsons attended Junior Days at Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa State and Notre Dame. He attended the Iowa State football camp last Sunday and was at the Gopher camp Sunday, where GoldenSports.Net caught up with him.

How have you been doing healthy-wise?

"I'm doing well. Right now, I'm just working to get the knee strong. It's been strong. I'm just working the muscles around it. Everything else is good."

How about the shoulder?

"The shoulder is perfect."

Are you playing any AAU this summer?

"We start up in July again. We had a couple in May, but June, I've been lifting and football camps and stuff. In July, I'll be playing basketball."

What other camps do you plan on attending?

"I'm going to Iowa (Monday), North Dakota (Wednesday), Northwestern and we have a team camp at South Dakota State and Wisconsin."

Besides those schools, what other schools are you hearing from?

"I went to Iowa State's camp last week. I went to Drake for a game."

Are you still hearing from a decent amount of schools for basketball? Or are you looking more at football right now

"A little more from football right now, but I'm not sure yet. I'm just keeping my options open."

What are the expectations for Eagan this year?

"We should be really good. We have a lot of junior coming up and a lot of experience. The sophomores went undefeated last year. That was like the first time. The younger guys are playing well and we are looking forward to this year.. We are going a have a great summer."

What other things are you working on to improve yourself as a player besides getting healthy?

"Just getting stronger. Speed. Preventing injuries."

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