"I feel real good about North Carolina. I want to get up there and visit first. Right now, I don't know too much about them."
Parks, a 6-foot, 199-pound athlete, says he's also been offered by Arkansas, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Mississippi State, NC State, Purdue, South Carolina, Tennessee, Wake Forest, and Washington State.
Since learning of the UNC offer, Parks has been in regular contact with Koenning.
"I talked to him the other day and he wants me to come up there for a camp," Parks said. "He said I could play safety, receiver, running back, slot player – just an athlete really. I like being recruited as an athlete, because it gives me more options to get on the field once I get to college."
Most schools are similarly recruiting Parks as an athlete. The only school that has truly singled out one position is Georgia Tech, which would like Parks to play quarterback in its triple-option offense.
At Calloway, Parks quarterbacks a run-heavy spread offense. As a junior, he rushed for 1,000 yards and 18 scores, and threw for 700 yards and 11 touchdowns. He has also saw time on defense on a situational basis. Depending on the opponent and/or down-and-distance, he has lined at defensive end, safety, cornerback, and linebacker.
"[In college], I would like to play on offense, but if I have to play on defense, I'll play on defense," Parks said.
Parks has made visits to Auburn, Clemson, Georgia, Georgia Tech, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Through those trips, a trio of schools is sticking out.
"Right now, I would have to say Auburn, Tennessee, and Georgia standing out," Parks said. "I like their academics and they're family oriented."
While nothing has been firmly planned, Parks believes he'll visit UNC in July – perhaps for the Tar Heels' camp.
"Mostly, I want to learn about their academics and their sports management program," Parks said. "And I want to just get around the coaches to get to know about them and find out where I would be on the depth chart."
Also this summer, Parks plans to visit Arkansas and LSU, as well as return trips to Auburn and Tennessee.