"The coaching staff at USC is also great and I loved it at their one-day camp when I went there. They were strict and hard on us, but also very nice. Coach (Pete) Carroll is also very nice and down-to-earth, which I didn't expect because he has won so much. I told Carroll I would still take my official visits. He's recruiting me personally.
"UCLA and USC are recruiting me the hardest. I really like the location at UCLA and I like coaches (Karl) Dorrell and (Larry) Kerr (def coord/linebackers). They've been very nice to me.
"I also like Oregon, Notre Dame and Arizona. Oregon has won more Pac-10 games I think than any other team in the league except USC, the last few years, I think.
"Notre Dame is so prestigious and they are a great program. I don't know much about them, but they rarely lose.
"I visited Arizona a couple of years ago with my brother (B. Jay Parsons), who's going to be a senior defensive end at Kentucky, but visited Arizona. He was coming out of junior college. The Arizona campus was very nice and everything was very beautiful, I thought. Coach Kasey Dunn (running backs) is really a nice guy.
"My mom will be a big factor in my decision, but she doesn't prefer any school. She says it won't bother her if I go far away, either.
"I'll decide after taking at least three official visits.
3.0 GPA/1370 SAT