Rutgers trying to strike gold in Florida

The last time Rutgers went to Delray Atlantic High School they came away with wide receiver Tres Moses. He has gone on to have a successful career for the Scarlet Knights. Now that he is entering his final season, Moses hopes to become one of the best receivers in the Big East Conference. Once again this year Rutgers is heading back to Atlantic High School in high pursuit of one of the state's top prospects.

The last time Rutgers went to Delray Atlantic High School they came away with wide receiver Tres Moses. He has gone on to have a successful career for the Scarlet Knights. Now that he is entering his final season, Moses hopes to become one of the best receivers in the Big East Conference. Once again this year Rutgers is heading back to Atlantic High School and trying to entice another one of their star athletes to head north. At 6-feet and 180 pounds Preston Parker has already received more attention than Moses. Parker finished the 2004 season 1st Team All-Palm Beach County. While he only caught 25 passes last season, Parker looks to exceed that number this year.

So, who has offered Parker a full ride this year?

"I have been offered by Rutgers, Pittsburgh and Akron?"

How does the offer from Rutgers effect where Parker will go to school?

"Since Rutgers offered I will take a look at them, they are a program on the rise and with a couple more playmakers they could end up a good team."

We also spoke about some of the other teams that he has interest in, "I like Miami, FSU, USC, Georgia and Texas. Even though I like those teams none of them have offered yet."

Parker spoke to us about what he would like to accomplish this year.

"I want to win a district championship. While at Atlantic it is something I have not done yet. If we win a district championship next would be a State Championship. One other thing I want to do is win the 7-on-7 team championships at Bethune-Cookman this year," Parker said.

What is Parker looking for in a college?

"I am looking for early playing time. Also if the school has a good drama program that would be nice as well." Parker mentioned to us that if football does not work out he would like to become an actor.

Will distance be a factor for Parker?

"Distance won't be a problem, I am looking at schools like USC so going far from home is not a big issue with me."

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