Parkinson Weighing His Options

Alex Parkinson has several schools after his services. He gives the latest inside as he uses the dead period to consider his options.

Mamaroneck (N.Y.) High tight end Alex Parkinson has received several offers during the spring evaluation period. He has spend the last few weeks thinking over those options as he looks to get closer to a commitment.

”Decision wise, I think I’m probably going to make it before the football season starts just so I don’t have that hanging over my head,” Parkinson said. “As far as favorites go, it really depends on the day or even the hour. I start to narrow down my schools and then I get more emails.”

Throughout the summer, some schools have stayed made him a priority continuing to recruit him very hard.

”Definitely some schools stay on top of me more than others,” Parkinson said. “Probably Syracuse. Not probably, definitely Syracuse. I hear from Rutgers probably a little bit less but a lot as well.

”Syracuse tells me how much they want me. Just talking about the school and how I would fit in. With Rutgers it’s similar things. Just that they want me and they’re both recruiting me for the same position. We talk about the position and the school as well.”

Parkinson likes both schools a lot, but UConn and Pittsburgh are also recruiting him hard.

”It’s (Syracuse) awesome,” Parkinson said. “It’s a big time school in the ACC. Good academics and I had a great time on my visit. With Rutgers it’s also big time football in the Big-10. It’s pretty close to home, but not too close. I had a good time with the coaches on my visit.

Connecticut has definitely stayed in touch. I like that they’re close to home. I have family from there so they like it. I have a good relationship with the coaches and I had a good time on my visit there too.”

Parkinson added similar thoughts with Pittsburgh, stating that he likes the Panthers and enjoyed his visit. He has a good relationship with the coaching staff and they are a school he is giving a serious look.

With Parkinson weighing his options and wanting to decide before his senior season, he admits that could come at any moment. If he has not figured out which school feels like home before the dead period ends, the 6-foot-5 tight end will look to take another round of visits.

His family is very involved in his decision process and they would accompany him on those visits.


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