Parks, a Virginia commitment largely because Carolinas’ schools ignored him because of his 5-foot-7, 190-pound size, rushed for 197 yards and three TDs on 24 carries in the West’s 35-0 blowout of the East. He was named the game’s most outstanding performer. That came after he was
I wrote awhile back that those Carolinas’ schools—particularly programs like North Carolina, which hasn’t had a great RB in some time—would regret passing on Parks, who holds just about every state rushing record.
He’s short but remarkably quick and powerful, with a low center of gravity. And his size is not always a disadvantage, allowing him to hide behind bigger offensive linemen before popping free.
And while his 40 speed (around 4.55) is good but not exceptional, Parks has what coaches call “football speed.” View his tape, and you rarely see him caught from behind in the open field.
Parks will be a big-time weapon for the Cavaliers.
Just wait and watch him.
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