Creekside DB Holds Plenty of Offers

Fairburn, Ga. - Touted as one of the best prospects in the Peach State, the offers have been piling up for Creekside cornerback Terrance Parks. GAVSV.com spoke with Parks about his recruiting.

Fairburn, Ga. prospect Terrance Parks is a solid cover corner that has already picked up offers from Florida, Ohio State, Tennessee, Georgia, Clemson, Virginia Tech, Alabama, and Auburn.

With major offers in hand, Parks has a lot to be happy about.

"I just really appreciate that people are out there looking at me," said Parks. "I really appreciate them taking their time and showing interest in me. I'm very thankful and excited about the opportunity."

Parks is settling into the recruiting process.  He said that Tennessee and Florida are the two schools that stand out right now.

"Florida and Tennessee are probably my top two choices," said Parks. "Clemson and Auburn are up there, but I really like Florida and Tennessee a lot."

If Parks chooses the Volunteers, it would reunite him with former Creekside teammate and U.S. Army All-American, Eric Berry.

"I tell you, a lot of people ask me that," said Parks laughing. "Coach Troop (Trooper Taylor) and I talked about it.  I enjoyed playing with Eric in High School and it would be fun playing with him in college."

He indicated that playing time would be a major factor in his decision.

"I think I want to play early," said Parks. "In high school, my 9th grade year, they put me in the fire and I did well at it.  So, I would like to start early in my college career."

The 6-foot-1, 200-pounder totaled 45 tackles and three interceptions as a junior. Creekside finished the 2006 season ranked 3rd with a 12-1 record. The Seminoles featured arguably the best cornerback tandem in the Peach State with Parks and Berry (signed with Tennessee).

"I love my three years at Creekside so far," Parks said.  "I think what sets us apart is our work ethic.  My coach just tries to instill in us to work hard.  When you work hard, whatever you do is going to pay off.  He teaches us discipline, work ethic, good attitude, to be humble and not to brag about anything.  So, that's what I try to do, stay humble and work hard."

When I asked Parks which programs have been recruiting him the hardest, he replied, "Tennessee, Florida, Alabama, Clemson and Virginia Tech  have probably been recruiting me the hardest.  They've been talking to me a lot.  They've been keeping in contact with me and I appreciate that."

Parks has received several invitations for junior days,  but he has not been to any yet.   He was suppose to go to Clemson last week, but couldn't make it because his mother was sick.  Parks did say he plans to visit Auburn in a few weeks.

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