Quentin Parks on the Move

Quentin Parks is one of the more highly regarded prospects in the 2010 class. The 6-3, 215-pound receiver is garnering attention from many of the region's top programs and some of the top national programs. That interest translates into invitations and 50 yard line tickets to college games. This weekend, the versatile junior athlete has some major travel plans.

Atascocita receiver Quentin Parks has been a prospect in the 2010 class that has been recruited heavily since bursting onto the scene as a sophomore earning 21-5A first team all-district honors after catching 30 passes for 375 yards and three touchdowns. With regional and national programs showing interest since the spring, Parks played his junior year with high expectations.

While Parks didn't get the chance to put up big numbers like others due to struggles at the quarterback position for Atascocita, the Eagles improved from 3-7 in 2007 to 5-4 and a playoff appearance in 2008. Catching just 14 passes for 220 yards as a junior, one might think that Parks' stock could be falling, but that is not the case.

At nearly 6-3 and 215-pounds with legitimate 4.6 speed, Parks is an intriguing prospect that could play a number of positions at the next level from receiver to tight end to linebacker. That versatility and frame keeps the college programs calling and stopping by Atascocita in recent weeks.

"I'm hearing the most from Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Alabama," Said Parks, who is yet to receive his first official offer. "There are others, but those are the main ones. Most programs are calling me an athlete I guess. It's receiver mostly, but I've got some schools that have talked about safety. Receiver is what I'm focused on right now," Parks said.

Parks, who had three receptions for 28 yards in the Eagles 13-10 first round loss to Houston Madison, says he will be taking in at least one college game this weekend and hopefully two. It will be a weekend on the move for the talented athlete.

"I'm going to the Auburn-Alabama game this weekend. I got tickets from Alabama and leave on Friday. If I can make it Thursday, I'll be going to the A&M-Texas game. I hope to make it," Parks said.

If Parks does make the trip west to Austin for the rivalry game, it will be his fifth visit to the University of Texas.

"I went to the Oklahoma State game at Texas this year. It was a great experience. It was my fourth visit to Texas, so it was about getting more familiar and comfortable with the school," Parks said.

The well built junior has played basketball in years past for Atascocita, but will focus on the football offseason program this year before putting on the track spikes in the spring.

"I'm not playing basketball. I have in the past, but I'm not this year. I'm in offseason and will run track. I'll probably run the 200, four by 200 relay and maybe the 100." Parks said.

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