November 21, 2011
LB opening things up
Darius Parson has been committed to Syracuse since the summer but he's starting to look at other options. Boston College is one of the schools that has been evaluating him and while the Eagles still haven't offered Parson is hoping that changes.
Most schools have been recruiting Parson as an inside linebacker but BC has envisioned him at another position on the other side of the ball.
"As of right now all the schools but BC are recruiting me for linebacker," Parson told EagleAction.com.
"I only talked to Coach Siravo for a couple of minutes and he didn't really say much about where they see me but when I talked to my head coach he told me they're recruiting me for running back. BC is the only school that's saying that."
At 6-foot-2 and 230-pounds Parson would be the definition of a between the tackles power back, something most schools still like to utilize.
"BC has been to my school like four times and they've shown a lot of interest in me," he continued. "They send me letters all the time, just about every day.
"I haven't taken a visit up there but I want BC to be one of my officials."
Parson said his official visits will probably be to BC, NC State, West Virginia and "maybe" Syracuse, Marshall or Michigan State.
Syracuse hasn't had a lot of contact with Parson in recent weeks and that has caused the relationship to cool a little bit. Nonetheless, he's still technically a verbal commit for the Orange. It just wouldn't be a surprise to anyone if he ended up with another school on Signing Day.
In spite of all the interest Parson has in other FBS schools he said the school most likely to offer next is probably Old Dominion.
One factor that could work against the Eagles is his desire to be somewhat close to home so he can see his mother and she can watch him play.
Woodbridge finished the season 6-4 and defensively Parson had 109 tackles, 20 tackles for loss and four sacks. He rushed for 519 yards.
Parson was a unanimous all-district selection on both sides of the ball.
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