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2018 DL Daniel Parker Decommits From Missouri

Blue Springs (Mo.) High School Class of 2018 standout defensive lineman Daniel Parker has reopened his recruiting.

Less than two months after committing to Missouri, Blue Springs (Mo.) High School junior defensive lineman Daniel Parker is decommitting from the Tigers. 

Parker, who committed to the Tigers in late July, announced his decision on Saturday night via his Twitter account but said he will continue to consider Missouri during the recruiting process.

Parker later tweeted that he had fun at the University of Arkansas on Saturday.

A 6-foot-3, 270-pounder, Parker was the first commitment for Barry Odom's program for the Class of 2018. He committed the day after the Tigers’ ‘Night at the Zou’ camp. 

“I had the thought in my mind of verbally committing,” Parker told when he committed, “but I wanted to get there Saturday night to see how the coaches would bring me in and how the players would treat me as one of their own and make me feel like I was at home and that’s exactly what they did.”

At that time, Parker picked Missouri over scholarship offers from Nebraska, Iowa, Iowa State and Missouri State. 

“My freshman year, before I even had offers, I was always wanting to go to Mizzou,” Parker said when he committed. “I came up here to a couple games with my friend John and they didn’t even know who I was my freshman year. They weren’t really recruiting me like that my freshman year.”

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