Alex Parsons Will Visit Two Schools for Sure

The talented defensive end prospect from Woodbridge (Calif.) High, 6-4, 260-pound Alex Parsons, said he's certain he'll take official visits to two schools...

Alex Parsons (6-4, 260), the defensive end from Woodbridge (Calif.) High, has decided on two schools he'll visit officially this fall.

"USC and UCLA for sure will get visits," Parsons said.

The athlete has already taken an unofficial visit to Kentucky earlier this summer when he visited his brother B. Jay Parsons, who is a defensive lineman for the Wildcats. Parsons said, "I met with the coaches at Kentucky and talked with them. Location doesn't bother me."

Those three schools make Parsons' narrowed list. With six scholarship offers, Parsons said narrowing his list was fairly easy.

"I have six offers, from UCLA, USC, Arizona, Arizona State, Kentucky and Utah," said Parsons. "Those are really the top six schools."

Parsons has expressed for some time that the Trojans are his leader, and he reiterated it again. Having an offer from them, you'd think he could be close to committing to USC, but Parsons said that's not so. "They (USC) are #1 on my list. But I'm planning on taking all five of my trips. I'd like to do them during the season, if not right after," said Parsons.

Lane Kiffin from USC is recruiting Parsons for the Trojans while Larry Kerr is in charge of the recruitment for the Bruins.

Parsons attended camps at both L.A. schools, as well as the Nike Camp in Los Angeles.

While he plays linebacker for Woodbridge, most schools like him as a defensive lineman. "USC said I can play anywhere on the defensive line. UCLA likes me as a defensive end," Parsons said.

For now, Parsons said he's preparing for Woodbridge's season opener next week, and for the onslaught of calls that will be coming in this week with the September contact period starting. "I'm prepared for the calls," said Parsons.

During his junior year, Parsons had 97 tackles, 6 sacks, 4 forced fumbles and 2 interceptions, being named all-League and all-City.

Academically, Parsons holds a 3.0 GPA and took the SAT in May, scoring a 1370.

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