Camden High School (N.J.) Outside Linebacker announced his commitment to Syracuse via twitter on Monday night. He is the 51st best OLB in this recruiting cycle, according to 247Sports and the 6-2, 205-pound linebacker held offers from Rutgers, Virginia, Indiana, Pitt and Temple.
This commitment comes just two weeks after another OLB was apparently ready to commit to the Orange, but Shafer and company turned him away. Colonia High School (N.J.) OLB Solomon Manning expressed his desire to go to Syracuse but did not have a committable offer and is now committed to Rutgers.
Parker made his commitment and expressed his excitement via twitter and this announcement came a little over a week after he took an unofficial visit to Syracuse on June 20th.
First I would like to thank god for blessing me with such great talent and being able to compete every day. I would like to thank the coaching staff at Camden High for helping me out and being a family to me, I came a long way. My mom is so proud of me and she stuck with me all the way. It’s time to commit, it was a hard decision but I’m taking my talents to the #Cuse #TheHill by committing to the University of Syracuse.
Let’s just ignore the fact that he got the name of the school wrong, something Robert Washington also did.
The important thing is that Parker is now the 12th player in the 2016 cycle to make a verbal commitment to Syracuse. Some of the worry that Syracuse is taking this cycle too slowly should now be alleviated as the available scholarships for 2016 is dwindling with only six scholarships left.
The Class of 2016 is really beginning to take shape. The coming weeks and months could see the commitment of players who will be crucial to SU’s success down the road.
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