WR Andrew Parchment is committed to Cincinnati but he hasn't completely ruled out other schools.
Cincinnati is the plan for Parchment right now. Since May he has been a Bearcat commit. That has not changed but it could change. This month NC State gave Parchment an offer. There can be no debating whether it’s a firm offer or not. The offer came in written form making it as official as it gets.
Those written offers usually follow promises of offers otherwise known as verbal offers. Not this time.
“The official offer was the first time NC State had offered. I had been talking to Coach McDonald on a weekly basis and he had been telling me to just look out for some big news. The other day I got home and there was my official offer from NC State.”
From official offer to official visit. That’s where Parchment (6-4, 190) is now. Cypress Bay’s receiver has decided to stick with his commitment to Cincinnati for the time being even if he cannot say whether he is a solid commitment or something less than that.
Parchment will probably take an official visit to Cincinnati and he will take one to NC State too. His high school will have a bye week during the season and that may be the most opportune time for the NC State visit. That’s the plan right now.
That could require some unusual planning. Parchment said NC State is playing a road game the week of his bye. The Wolfpack coaches will be out recruiting during the season so the normal Friday, Saturday, Sunday official visit routine would not fly.
“If I come up on a Saturday morning then that could work though. Coach McDonald said he would tell me more this week.”
Matt Dayes is an alum of Parchment’s high school. When he visited during the spring he talked to Parchment a lot about what he has been doing in college and how he likes it. That was a long time before NC State offered but Dayes sounded happy at the time and that made Parchment start to think about the school.
“I’ve heard it’s a beautiful campus. Coach McDonald used to recruit Kadeem Goulbourne and that was one of my best friends. He’s a great receivers coach. They mostly like my size and the way I can stretch the field and go 1 on 1 with the corner. They also like my run blocking because they’re balanced but they do like to run the ball.”
Parchment said he does not know how likely a flip from UC to NC State is but he said if the Pack had offered at the beginning of the spring he would have committed right away. He said playing in the ACC would be a big deal but he does respect the level of play in the AAC too. Even more than the prestige of the conference is the ability to play more times from the South closer to his home.