Is Wisconsin Still on Parker's Visit List?

Over 17 scholarships have been offered to Jenks (OK) four-star safety Steven Parker and with teams like Alabama, Oklahoma and Texas A&M on the list, it was big news to hear Parker was planning a visit to Wisconsin. The highly-touted recruit has yet to make a visit to Madison, so where does he stand with the Badgers?

While most recruits are busy cutting down their lists, taking unofficial visits, going to multiple high school summer camps and trying to decide where they're going to commit before the start of the season, Jenks (OK) safety Steven Parker hasn't really thought about the offers he's already received.

In fact, he's hardly thought about recruiting up until this point considering how busy he's been working on his craft.

"I don't have a top list," Parker told Badger Nation. "I'm trying to go on some visits this summer. I feel like I never have time though."

The 6-2, 185-pound receiver had plans prior to the spring of checking out the schools who had offered him. He unfortunately didn't account for how popular he was going to become.

The son of a former Oklahoma State player and grandson of one of the first black players to play for Oklahoma, Parker picked up nine offers in March, April and early May, including one from Wisconsin in early April from secondary coach Bill Busch.

And while Parker calls Wisconsin "a great Division 1 program" and a school he wants to visit, Parker has yet to make the trip.

"I haven't heard anything from Wisconsin in awhile," said Parker. "Right now I'm kind of neutral with everything that's going on, and I'm still kind of enjoying the process. I'm enjoying my summer, too, because it's the last summer I'll have to myself before I go off to college."

Having made local visits to Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas and Texas A&M, Parker still has the desire to visit other schools on his list. Officially in a holding pattern on his recruitment, the four-star safety - ranked No. 16 at his position by Fox Sports Next - might even hold making a commitment until after football season, despite a lot of his friends pushing for the Sooners.

"I might end up being the last person to commit in the state of Oklahoma," said Parker. "It doesn't really matter to me. It's my decision and it's basically whatever I want to do."

Even with others schools like Alabama, Michigan, Nebraska, Ole Miss and TCU on the table, Parker plans on re-establishing relationships with a lot of coaching staffs in the coming weeks, including Wisconsin.

"It's kind of my fault because I haven't contacted other coaches," said Parker. "I've been focused on working out, getting stronger and faster for this next football season."

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