New Jersey linebacker Dymelle Parker committed to Syracuse on June 29th. He is the second and most likely the last linebacker that will commit in the class of 2016. The Fizz spoke with Parker last week about why he chose Syracuse, what the SU coaches want him to improve on and many other Syracuse and football related topics.
Parker first said that the tradition of SU football played a big role in him choosing the Orange.
“When I went to the campus of Syracuse it was not too big and not too small; it’s a quiet place. Syracuse has a lot of history; a lot of great people have come out of there. So that’s the reason why I chose Syracuse.”
The linebacker talked about his recruitment after speaking about the program. It’s clear that Scott Shafer and the other coaches made Parker a priority.
“I felt like part of the family there. I felt wanted and needed [by the Syracuse coaching staff.]
Parker said that he has a very specific major in mind and that he can’t wait to get started on the Hill.
“All my life I’ve been watching Animal Planet, National Geographic and I’ve always loved animals. I have two animals myself and I just want to study animals and travel around the world…[My favorite types of animals are] dogs, reptiles and big cats.”
The conversation then went back to football and Parker talked about what his future coaches want him to improve on.
“They want me to work on my decision making, responsibilities [on the field], conditioning, and getting my weight up.”
Posted: Connor Morrissette