The Weekend Commitment Bonanza Continues

The past weekend is continuing to be the most productive recruiting weekend in quite a while as San Jose State received the verbal commitment of a local high school athlete who is tall, fast, and can play a number of positions. Inside Sparta caught up with the new Spartan.

A 6-foot-1, 190-pound athlete who has played just about every skill position except for quarterback is someone who can be very valuable to a team in the midst of rebuilding. That's just what the San Jose State football team got when Doug Parrish of Sacred Heart Cathedral High School in San Francisco made his pledge to new SJSU head coach Mike MacIntyre.

"I got the offer on Sunday and accepted it right away," Parrish said. "I'm so excited. I love the coaching staff and love that my mom can come see me play almost every weekend."

Parrish reported an offer from UNLV, as well as interest from Villanova and San Diego State.

The prior Spartan staff under Dick Tomey was familiar with Parrish - he attended the Hawaii game during the 2009 season - but it wasn't until MacIntrye got a chance to evaluate his talent that Parrish got his offer.

"Coach (Brent) Brennan was recruiting me," Parrish said. "They're going to use me as an athlete. I've played running back, wide receiver, outside linebacker, corner, and safety, but I prefer receiver."

With a reported time of 4.5 in the 40-yard-dash Parrish looks to have the size and speed to make an impact as a pass catcher. If he should be slotted at the position, he'll have some of the finest receivers in the nation to mentor him along.

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