Parker Gets First Offer

OCT. 22 -- The Pittsburg (Calif.) 2016 three-star cornerback, Jordan Parker, picked up his first offer on Tuesday evening...

Pittsburg (Calif.) 2016 cornerback Jordan Parker (5-11, 185), had UCLA defensive line coach Angus McClure, who recruits the Bay Area for the Bruins, standing on the sidelines on Friday night.

Parker turned in a good performance, locking up his receiver and catching a pair of touchdown passes.

On Tuesday afternoon, Parker got a message from McClure to give him a ring. By the time he was done, Parker got the news he’d been waiting a long time for.

“I was blessed to receive my first offer from UCLA,” said Parker. “Coach McClure offered me as an athlete.”

While Parker is a three-star cornerback, receiver is another position he can play so the offer as an athlete confirmed his versatility.

The offer blew Parker away.

“It means a lot to me,” said Parker. “Its been my dream since I was a kid and this is a great opportunity that God has given me.”

And Parker is thrilled it came from the Bruins, especially on the heels of them coming to see him and teammate Shurod Thompson.

“I was very excited that UCLA offered me,” said Parker. “It meant a lot.”

Parker has seen an uptick in his recruitment since moving to Pittsburg in the spring.

“I’m real comfortable at Pitt and it’s like a family here and I really feel accepted,” said Parker. “Recruiting is going really good and I’m talking to a lot more coaches.”

Aside from the Bruins, Parker said a few other Pac-12 schools are involved.

“I’m getting attention from Oregon, Washington State and Cal as well as Nevada,” said Parker. “Hopefully Cal will offer soon since it’s close to home.”

Parker saw the Bruins play the Bears in Berkeley on Saturday along with Thompson.

He’s open to playing on either side of the ball.

“I’d like to play defensive back, cornerback mainly but I know I’m being recruited as an athlete,” said Parker.

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