April 9, 2011

Parks back from Athens

Coach Mark Richt and his Georgia coaching staff hosted a bevy of high profile recruits on Saturday and among them was 2012 standout Ricky Parks.

Parks, a 6-foot-3, 210-pound tight end out of Hogansville had been to Athens once previously and left very impressed. His second visit resulted in a similar feeling, as he really liked what he got from this trip to the Classic City.

"It (his visit) went good, we just watched practice and ate lunch with a couple of the coaches." said Parks, who watched the Bulldogs go through their second scrimmage of the spring Saturday at Sanford Stadium.

He was impressed by the temp.

"It was intense and very live and they used their tight ends a bunch - I like that," Parks said. "They didn't really do anything different today than on my last visit but it was a very intense practice today - it was good to see that."

With several of Georgia's biggest targets on campus over the weekend Parks was able to speak with a potential future teammate in Jordan Jenkins.

"Jordan Jenkins was up there and we kind of kicked for a little while. We didn't really talk about football though we just talked about life," he said.

Parks plays quarterback at Hogansville's Callaway High School but will play tight end for whichever college team he chooses. On Saturday Parks had the chance to speak with a few fellow tight ends as well as the man who could potentially be throwing him the ball at the next level.

"I talked to Orson (Charles) and Artie Lynch and I got to talk to Aaron Murray," he said. "They were just asking me how recruiting is going and things like that," said Parks, who has also been working hard during the offseason to try and improve upon his already stellar ranking in the Rivals250.

"The offseason is going good," he said. "I've been working out and lifting everyday. I've been throwing and running pass routes too."

Parks has been steadily trimming down his list of schools he's interested and in a telephone interview with UGASports.com Saturday night he let it be known that he is now down to three SEC schools.

"I have actually narrowed it down to three schools; Georgia, Alabama, and Auburn," he said. "But there is no order among those schools."

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