Alex Parkinson was thought to be a Syracuse lean early in the process. A decision seemed imminent over the summer. Then new offers came and he decided to take his time. After spending time focusing on his season, he is now turning his attention back to the recruiting process.
"I was focusing on my season before now," Parkinson said. "So I'm taking a lot more in-depth look into the process. I'd like to make my decision sooner rather than later, but I'm not 100% sure as far as a time frame."
One of the schools in prime focus is in-state Syracuse, a program that has shown him a lot of attention early and in recent weeks.
"Yeah I liked the school before and they are back in touch," Parkinson said. "So it's nice. But as far as where they stand, I'm not sure yet. But I definitely still like them. Coach Acosta has been telling me that they still want me and like me. I have a good relationship with him. I've been talking to him for a long time now, so it's pretty strong."
The tight end position has received new life in the 2015 class. Originally, Syracuse was set after receiving a commitment from West Lindor. However, a change in the recruiting plan has opened up two more slots at the position. The top targets are JUCO prospect Trey Dunkelberger and Parkinson.
Parkinson is looking to visit Syracuse for a second time after checking out the campus back in May.
"I don't have anything scheduled right now," Parkinson said. "But I'm going to soon."
He added that he has not eliminated anyone from his list. Syracuse is making a big push to try to land one of the top players in their home state with coach Acosta leading the charge.