Mammoth Kansas DT Eyeing Mizzou?

Wichita (Kan.) defensive tackle Darius Parish has emerged as a big-time sleeper prospect recently, catching the eyes of staffs at Mizzou, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Kansas, Colorado State and Kansas State. Parish, a 6-foot-3, 320-pound rising senior, recently took a visit to check out one of his options and is planning to commit in the not-too-distant future. So where does Mizzou stand?

"Mizzou and the other schools, I thought they would offer but they haven't," Parish said. "If [Missouri does] offer, I think I'd take a visit."

If the MU staff chooses to offer Parish, it'll have to work quickly. He'd like to announce his decision by the end of August, and his visit to Lincoln seems to have vaulted the Huskers to the top in his recruitment.

"They're right up there. They did pretty good. I really liked it from a facilities and educational standpoint and football, they have a lot of tradition," he said.

Parish has been hearing from MU for some time now, but is unsure whether an offer is forthcoming. It's a similar situation with Oklahoma State and Arkansas, both of which seemed poised to offer but have not.

"Am I getting frustrated? Not really. I understand they want to see my ability in person," he said.

Parish, who has also been to Kansas and Kansas State, is a massive run stuffer who also runs very well for his size. Still, he's flown under the national radar until this summer for some reason, in sharp contract to highly touted fellow Wichita standouts Arthur Brown, Bryce Brown and Chris Harper.

"I'm not Arthur Brown, I'm not Bryce Brown or Chris Harper. I have nothing against them, but I like to lay low and let people find out about me," he said.

Parish reports a 2.7 GPA and doesn't expect to have any trouble qualifying. We'll keep you posted on him as it relates to Mizzou…

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