Parker is one to watch

There are going to be a lot of reasons to watch Omaha (Nebr.) Millard North this fall. There are four players on the defensive side of the ball that will probably go on to play college ball. That being said, success on the field is going to start with the guys up front and in the trenches. Damond Parker, a defensive tackle and offensive tackle, will have a lot to do with their success.

Damond Parker, a 6-foot-2 and 290-pound offensive and defensive tackle from Omaha (Nebr.) Millard North has been having a good spring evaluation period.

"It's going pretty good," Parker said. "I know that Iowa State came by the school to see me and I spoke to North Dakota on the phone. That is about it."

Parker also went to Nebraska Junior Day earlier this spring and has a lot of camp plans coming up. He is coming back to Lincoln for camp, but not sure which session.

"I went to Nebraska's Junior Day. That is all I that I have done so far. I have some camps coming up. I am going to hit quite a few camps.

"I am going to camp at Kansas, Kansas State, Iowa, Iowa State and Nebraska. That's all that I am planning on going to right now."

Parker is really being looked at to play on one side of the ball, but will start on both sides for Millard North this fall. Parker has good strength and good quickness for a guy his size.

"I am going to be playing both ways this fall. I will play offensive tackle and also defensive tackle. I am being recruited to play defense though.

"I am stronger than most of the offensive lineman we play against; I am also a little quicker. With those two things it's pretty easy to make plays."

Because of graduation there is a good chance that Parker will move down to the nose this fall. In the past though, he has been at the defensive tackle position.

"Last year I was a three, but our nose tackle graduated this year and I think that they are planning on playing me at the one over the center this year."


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