Parker to get in-home visit today from NU

The in-home visit process has begun in college basketball and Nebraska according to this recruit is visiting today. Come inside to find out who it is and what he thinks of the Huskers at this point.

Summer Academy of Arts & Science (Kansas City) point guard Benny Parker doesn't have an official offer from Nebraska, but it seems like the Huskers are more than pretty interested.

Parker told Big Red Report last week that Nebraska would be visiting him in-home today, before he makes his official visit to Lincoln down the road.

"They have been recruiting me since my freshman year, so they have been talking ot me for a long time. I have been to a couple games and like the atmosphere there," said the 6-foot point guard who averaged 20 points and six assists a game in 2010-11. "Coach Flanigan is my recruiting coach there. He's a really cool guy. Every time we talk, he's always laughing. He's really laid back and easy to talk with. He's just a cool coach."

Parker holds offers from Murray State, Indiana State, Creighton, and Buffalo, with interest also from DePaul and Iowa State to along with Nebraska.

Parker played AAU this summer with the KC 76ers. The squad, featuring up and down D-1 talent, finished the summer ranked 15th in the country according to FiveStarBasketball.com – after winning three of four tournaments in July.

"We didn't really keep stats, but it was a good summer," said Parker. "The main thing I'm looking for is a system I fit into. I want to make sure I can help the program out. I also need a place where I bond with the players and coaches. I want to have a close relationship with everybody. Right now I'm on a team with a family like atmosphere, I want the same thing in college."

Could he see himself playing at Nebraska?

"Playing in the Big Ten would be a huge challenge. I like challenges. I definitely could see myself playing there," said Parker. "I'm trying to get it done as soon as possible. I'm not really tired of the recruiting process, I'm just wanting to get it done before the season starts."

The senior reports at this point no one is sticking out and he's looking to use some of his officials visits before deciding.

Josh Harvey has covered college football and recruiting for Fox Sports & Scout.com since 2008. He is now the Publisher of Big Red Report, covering Nebraska athletics.
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