Parker had a solid game in the Gauchos' opener and he's hopeful that a good start to his junior season will present some early scholarship offers.
"Right now, I've just had some contact from some schools," said Parker. "I've been hearing from Stanford, they wrote me about a week ago, and Florida Atlantic has sent me some letters."
Aside from those two, Parker is interested in the two local schools as well as schools around the country. "I like schools like Florida, Georgia Tech, Georgia, USC, UCLA, Michigan and Florida State," said Parker.
And a handful of those schools mark his top five.
"My top five is Florida, Georgia Tech, Michigan, USC and UCLA," said Parker. "They're all pretty even right about now. UCLA is probably recruiting me the hardest and USC is talking to me a lot. Playing with Byron (Moore), they've gotten to see a lot of my film."
Parker camped at UCLA this past summer and enjoyed his time there. "The UCLA camp was real cool and in all the camps I did I thought I showed what I could do. I think I'll get an early offer in the season," said Parker.
Parker is good in coverage, but it's his ability to lay the big hit that has opened some eyes. "I envision myself playing strong safety because I like to hit a lot," said Parker.
Parker was at the UCLA-Tennessee game on Labor Day and this weekend he'll be at the Coliseum when USC hosts Ohio State. "The UCLA game was cool, they did a lot better than I thought," said Parker. "I got to go in the locker room and everything after the game."
Parker said he's not close to being done growing, at least in the weight department. "I can still put on some more weight so I can play safety," said Parker.
Parker isn't going to make a hasty decision, choosing to go through the process. "I want to take some time because I don't know whether I want to go out of state or stay home," said Parker.
Earlier this year, Parker was named to the all-Underclass team at the Los Angeles UnderArmour/Scout.com Combine. He was an all-Marine League pick a year ago when had finished with just 60+ tackles and five picks.
Academically, he has a 3.4 GPA and will take the SAT in the spring.