Parker-Boyd: ''They Compare Me To Durant'

North Carolina's 23rd verbal commitment might have been made public this past weekend, but Anthony Parker-Boyd has known for a while that he'll be a Tar Heel.

"I committed about two weeks ago," said Parker-Boyd. "Nobody asked until [this past weekend].

"I went on an unofficial visit to North Carolina, but I didn't commit until I visited Boston College. After I visited Boston College I was pretty sure where I was going to go.

"Basically it was the education and school end of it. They're in the ACC, which is one of the top conferences in the NCAA. Their program under Bunting is becoming more successful -- it's on the up-and-up. I thought it would be a great opportunity to jump on board."

Once firm with his decision, Parker-Boyd attempted to reach his recruiting coordinator, assistant coach John Gutekunst, who was in a meeting at the moment. Parker-Boyd then called head coach John Bunting and gave him his verbal pledge.

"When I talked to Coach Bunting, he was happy to hear about it," said Parker-Boyd.

Parker-Boyd, a 6-foot-1, 200-pound pure athlete who owns a 4.40-forty time, was being recruited as an athlete by many schools. However, the Tar Heels want Parker-Boyd to play quarterback and eventually fit in the mold of recently graduated Darian Durant.

"I've heard nothing but quarterback," said Parker-Boyd. "They told me, they want me to come in and groom me up and get me ready to play and hopefully put me in great position for the starting job. They compare me to Darian Durant running wise."

For Great Valley High School, Parker-Boyd stars at quarterback. His senior season opened last Friday night. Despite being held out the second half with cramps, Parker-Boyd rushed for 44 yards on just nine carries.

As a junior, Parker-Boyd rushed for 963 yards and eight touchdowns, and threw for 1,815 yards and 15 touchdowns.

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