A Husker in-waiting?

Nebraska has had varied success with junior college transfers. However, this year seems to be a breakout year for the junior college players at Nebraska. Very early in the process, Nebraska targeted a very athletic offensive tackle in California. Since getting the Nebraska offer the Huskers have shot to the top of his list.

The last time that Big Red Report caught up with Gerald Parker he was, more or less, a player without a home. Leaving Pasadena (Calif.) C.C., Parker ended up at Compton. A school who has developed a relationship with Nebraska.

"Yes sir, I am at Compton now," Parker said. "We just got done with practice. I have made the transfer though."

"I really like it here. I really like the coaching staff and the players. I am fitting in and I feel at home."

While the coaching staffs at Nebraska and Compton C.C. have their relationships, Parker was able to kick one off with a Husker-to-be when he was putting the finishing touches on his academics.

"I had a chance to meet and talk with Brandon Johnson while he was out here waiting to go back to Nebraska. He was out here every day."

Nebraska was one of the first offers for Parker, if not the first. Nebraska has been the fortunate school to get the official visit that Parker will take on Compton's sole bye week.

"Recruiting is going good. I have a trip set to go up to Nebraska. I have a trip set up to go up there on October 7. I think that they play Kansas. That is our bye week."

Parker is thinking very positively about the visit to Nebraska and about his possible future there. If everything goes as planned he should be leaving Lincoln as a future Husker.

"The Nebraska offer was really the offer that I was waiting for. I am thinking that I will commit to Nebraska when I take my trip up there."

One of the biggest reasons Parker would be a huge get for Nebraska, besides being a 6-foot-7, 280 pound athletic offensive tackle with 4.8/40 speed, is when he could transfer. "Yes sir, I can transfer after December. I will be able to enroll at Nebraska in January."


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