Busy Weekend For Parker McLeod

One of the rising star quarterbacks in the 2013 class was making a tour west this weekend. Quarterback Parker McLeod of Marietta (Walton) Ga., who already has scholarship offers from Oklahoma State, Boston College and Louisville, came through Stillwater to visit Oklahoma State, and also stopped in Fayetteville for an Arkansas Junior Day.

"Yes sir, I was in Stillwater at Oklahoma State on Thursday afternoon and most of the day Friday, and then I was at Arkansas on Saturday," confirmed Parker McLeod, a 6-3, 195-pound pro-style quarterback who led his Walton team to 14 straight wins before suffering their first and only loss in the Georgia AAAAA State Championship Game.

McLeod was also nabbed to play in the Georgia Rising Juniors Bowl and in that game was 5-of-9 passing for 71 yards and ran for 16 yards on three carries.

"Oklahoma State, I loved it," he said of his first stop. "I had a great visit and we had a lot of time with Coach (Todd) Monken (offensive coordinator) and Coach (Mike) Gundy.

"The facilities are incredible. They are doing some stuff to the locker room, so it wasn't available but I got to see pictures and I got to see everything else. It is a really good place and I liked the coaches."

"Arkansas went really well," added McLeod. "I got to spend time with Coach Petrino and Coach Paul Petrino (offensive coordinator). Also, my recruiting contact Taber Johnson showed us around. I think Coach (Bobby) Petrino knows his stuff and would be a good quarterbacks coach."

McLeod, who has a 3.91 GPA and runs the forty in 4.85 and has a 33-inch vertical, said he is not stuck on any one or any group of schools.

"It's kind of like if they show me attention then I will show them attention," said McLeod.

He completed 64 percent of his passes (101 of 158) for 1,585 yards with 18 touchdowns and just four interceptions last season. Taking care of the football like that is a key in a 14-1 season.

In his tape, he shows the ability to stand in and handle the rush and throw a wide range of passes. He has good feet and movement in the pocket, and he can throw on the run, going either direction as he made a snesational throw running to his left and throwing back slightly.

McLeod said he would like to major in some area of business and that he does not have a timetable on his recruitment, but would like to have a commitment made, if it works, before the start of his senior season next fall.


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