The long-time Stanford commit has been in the ear of top undecided recruits hoping to steer them to Stanford.

The Bootleg caught up with Parkinson at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl practices to see what he is working on and who might be joining the Stanford class.

Colby Parkinson has been Mr. Cardinal since committing in December 2015.

The top tight end in the class doesn’t tweet out offers he received from other schools after committing to Stanford and is constantly recruiting other top prospects to head to The Farm, so much so that he had to remind himself that Stanford commit Walker Little is already Cardinal-bound when seeing him at U.S. Army All-American practices.

His sights are now on 2017's top tackle Foster Sarell, who will announce his commitment during the game on Saturday, and long-time Washington commit and running back Connor Wedington, who opened up his recruitment in early December.

Parkinson come into the Army All-American Bowl as an elite pass catcher, and he has separated himself as one of the best receivers on the West.

Getting more flexible has been a priority of his since last summer. The more flexible he can be, the lower he can get and the more leverage he can produce when blocking. Parkinson also talked to Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguaro head football coach Jason Mohns, who is running the offense for the West, about getting blocking opportunities against the nation’s pass rushers in the bowl game to help prep for the next level. 

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