Is Parham Still Interested in PSU?

Kai Parham is one of the best, if not the best, high school middle linebackers in the country. He had Penn State listed as one of his favorites early, but recently, Penn State has been noticeably absent from his list of top teams. Is he still considering Penn State?

Kai, a senior from Princess Anne High School in Virginia, is 6'3", 235 pounds and runs the 40-yard dash in 4.59 seconds.  Last year, he amassed 140 tackles, 20 tackles for a loss, 18 sacks, 5 interceptions and 5 fumble recoveries.  He also plays fullback on offense where last season he rushed for 500 yards (12 yards per carry) and had 24 pancake blocks. He prefers playing the linebacker position.

His obvious talents have just about every school in the country interested.  He lost count of how many scholarship offers he has.

"I could go anywhere I want basically," the star linebacker said.

Does he have more than 30 offers?

"It's probably way over that," he replied.

He says that all the schools are recruiting him equally hard.  He does have a current list of favorites.

"I'd say my favorites are Virginia, Florida, Stanford, Tennessee and Florida State," he said.  "Virginia is my favorite.  I like their coaching staff and just the school as a whole.  I like the atmosphere there and it's an excellent school academically."  Florida State was his favorite team growing up.

He went to Virginia Tech's camp this summer.

"We go every year so I'm pretty used to it [the VT camp]," he said.  "Virginia Tech is probably in my top 8."

Kai was brutally honest in stating his reasons for his recent lack of interest in Penn State.

"They just don't appeal to me, that's all," he admitted.  "It just doesn't click.  There's not that attraction to the school.  I told them I wasn't interested, but they said to give them a call if I express any interest again."

His parents do not have a preference.  Apparently, they are not Penn State graduates as has been reported on occasion.

"My mom went to Penn State for a little bit, but she graduated from Columbia and Cal-Berkeley.  My dad graduated from Cal."

He's going to take his official trips before deciding on a particular school.  Unfortunately, it seems apparent that Penn State is no longer in the running.

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