Parker signs with San Diego State

It was assumed that Grossmont DB Larry Parker (6-1, 170) would sign with Louisville after he had an outstanding official visit there early last month. However, after meeting with the coaches at San Diego State he opted to stay closer to home and sign with the Aztecs and he explained his train of though recently to

Parker signed with Sacramento State out of high school and redshirted the 2007 there, but he said he always knew he could play at a higher level.

"I wanted the chance to show what I could do at the D-1 level," Parker told last month. "I always felt I could play at the highest level and I wanted the chance to do that and coming to Grossmont will allow me to do that."

As a redshirt freshman in 2008, parker played both corner and safety for the Griffins, posting 42 tackles, four interceptions and six passes defensed while also returning one punt for a touchdown and posted an average of 14.5 yards on 15 punt returns.

Early in May both Louisville and San Diego State offered Parker and shortly thereafter he headed east to check out the Cardinals' program.

"The coaches there were great and I actually committed to them, but I didn't sign," Parker said. "Then I visited with the San Diego State coaches and I sat down and evaluated everything and they came out on top because of the location.

"The coaches there were just as good as the Louisville coaches and I figured I would have just as much opportunity to play and then it came down to my family being able to see me so I signed with San Diego State."

Parker redshirted the 2007 season at Sac State and then played in 2008 for Grossmont so he'll have three years to play three once he steps on campus with the Aztecs.

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