Parks Still Planning to Visit

Hogansville (GA) Calloway athlete Tez Parks says NC State is one of the teams recruiting him the hardest.

Tez Parks may be as physically gifted as any football player that the NC State coaches are still recruiting and he is very interested in the Wolfpack.

NCSU has offered the Hogansville (GA) Calloway athlete and it appeared as though the coaches had convinced him to visit a little over a week ago. Parks was planning to take in the NC State-North Carolina rivalry game but something came up and that trip just did not pan out.

"I couldn't make it to that game. I had been thinking I would go but it was something else that came up," he said.

Fans should not read too much into the change of plans. Parks insists that NC State is one of the options he is taking most seriously and he is convinced he will visit at another date instead. In fact he was adamant about making the trip in the future.

"They're on me real heavy and I haven't been up there yet so I'm going to reschedule and go another time. I've been talking to Coach Frisman Jackson I would say like once a week or twice a week. He's talked to me about the coaching staff and the school just about every time we talk.

"I like how all their coaches want me and it seems to me like it's going to be a good thing going on there. They're like a family."

Parks has already been to Tennessee, Auburn, South Carolina, Alabama and Georgia. He will be returning to Auburn. Georgia Tech is the only school from the ACC he has visited.

He said NC State, Tennessee, Georgia Tech, Florida State, Auburn and South Carolina are the six schools that are recruiting him the hardest right now. But he added that he still does not know what school he wants to attend nor would he be able to come close to making that decision today.

All of his visits to date have been unofficial. He could still take five officials but Parks said he does not know if that will happen.

Most schools are recruiting Parks as an athlete or a safety but he said that he would prefer the opportunity to play running back or receiver first.

Parks is rated a three star prospect and the No. 64 safety in the nation by Scout.com

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