Cantey Likely to Decide Between Two

Brooklyn native Parker Cantey has now officially visited three campuses. We caught up with him to get the latest on those trips and what schools top his list. Could a decision be around the corner for the Scout.com three-star prospect?

Parker Cantey a 6-foot-3, 205-pound athlete from Brooklyn, N.Y., is an explosive player on both sides of the ball.

"I had a decent season. I was the Brooklyn Player of the Year. I think I probably played better on offense, but I love defense. I also put up better numbers on offense because no one would really come my way. I do not know exactly what my stats were, but I scored a lot of touchdowns," Cantey said.

The Scout.com three-star prospect has toured some nice college campuses over the last three weekends: Syracuse, Toledo, and Rutgers.

Syracuse- "I love the coaching staff there. Coach Robinson is from the NFL, and he just got there with a new team, so they will need time to adjust. I looked at their schedule, and even though they had a rough season, I feel like they played some tough teams. They played Florida State, Notre Dame and Louisville. It is tough for a new coach to come in with new players and play that schedule. Plus they had a ton of injuries in the pre-season. I really like it there."

Toledo- "Toledo was a nice visit. I was more of a fan of the Rutgers and Syracuse visits, but it was a nice campus. They have good academics. My parents really like the coaching staff at Toledo."

Rutgers- "Rutgers is alright. It was a lot of fun. I got to chill with the players and get to know what the campus was like at day and night. I toured the campus and saw what it was like academically. I met with the coaches. It was a good visit."

Cantey is likely near the top of each of those programs recruiting wish lists as we head into the holiday season, and he may have a decision around that time.

"I want to be able to sit down with my family over the Christmas break and talk about it. I can still take some more visits, but if I decide not to then I will probably have a decision at or around Christmas," Cantey said.

With the possibility that a decision might be forthcoming, we tried to get Cantey to tip his hand on which way he might be leaning at this time.

"Right now it is between Rutgers and Syracuse. If I play at Rutgers then my family will probably be able to attend more of my games, but I know that they can see me on TV if I play at Syracuse."

Location may not be the factor, but the depth charts could play a role.

"All the schools are recruiting me as a linebacker, so I also want to sit down and look at the depth charts and see what players they have at my position, and how many players they are currently recruiting. I know that Rutgers may have a few linebacker commits already," Cantey said.


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