Remember DE recruit Jarez Parks?

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  1. BMF

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    This story was so unbelievable. "Hey, I'm a top ONE HUNDRED national recruit....but I'll take a Gray-Shirt at Alabama vs. going to UF (or any other school)!!"

    2017 Alabama DE commit Jarez Parks at ’60 percent chance’ of joining team this fall

    http://gridironnow.com/2017-alabama-de-commit-jarez-parks-60-percent-chance-joining-team-fall/

    Perhaps Jarez Parks might be on the Alabama roster this season after all.

    Ronald Freeman, Parks’ coach at Sebastian River (Fla.) High, told BamaOnLine on Saturday that the odds are at least somewhat favorable for Parks to join the Crimson Tide sooner than expected.

    “We have been in talk with (Alabama),” Freeman said. “It’s a 60 percent chance that he will be reporting in the fall.”

    Parks, a four-star defensive end in the 2017 recruiting class, was unable to sign with Alabama as he had planned on National Signing Day in February because it no longer had a scholarship available to use for him.

    Still, Parks decided to commit to Alabama’s grayshirt offer, which would see his enrollment delayed until January 2018.

    Earlier this spring, Freeman told BamaOnLine that Parks remains committed to Alabama, even with schools like LSU, Georgia, Michigan and Miami still pursuing him because he has not officially signed with the Crimson Tide.

    The NCAA has an 85-player scholarship limit, which means someone currently on scholarship on the Alabama roster would have to leave the team before the season in order for Parks to be placed on one.

    The Crimson Tide also had two recruits – three-star kicker Joseph Bulovas and three-star center Hunter Brannon – in its 2017 class who are blueshirting because of the NCAA-mandated 25 initial counters allowed per signing class. That means they will initially enroll this summer as walk-ons but will be put on scholarship once fall practice begins in August and count toward the initial counters on a future signing class.

    Parks, per NCAA rules, was ineligible for a blueshirt because Alabama had recruited him, whereas it technically did not with Bulovas and Brannon.

    Parks, according to 247Sports Composite, was a top-10 weak-side defensive end and top-20 prospect in Florida in the 2017 class.
     
  2. CGgater

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    Was his Dodge Challenger deferred until his arrival?
     
    • gatormandan

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      It really makes you wonder doesnt it.....
       
      • maheo30

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        What the hell does "technically did not" recruit mean?

        :scratchhead:
         
        • Swamp Donkey

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          Jarez Park would have been moved to DT by this staff. He would be larger than some of our DTs last year and this year. At Bammer and in the NFL he will be an undersized weakside (smaller/rush specialist) DE. We have ruined or neutralized several talented DEs already by doing this due to our inability to recruit DTs.

          Our reputation precedes us, and it sure as hell affects our recruiting.

          I think he also disliked one of our DL recruits if memory serves.

          As for Bammer getting kids the lineup for gray shirt offers, kids want to win championships. This isnt new.

          He seems like a head case but if he had signed with us he would be our head case, like Lemons.
           
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          Yes, UNBELIEVEABLE. If Parks is that dumb, he deserves to be manipulated. This Alabama thing is waaaay out of hand.
           
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            Agreed. If he can make it Bama (as a D starter) he likely gets drafted in the first 3 rounds. If he comes to UF he could end up a Bryan Cox (starter, but not drafted) or an Ivie, etc. I don't know the stats, but when is the last time a Bama D starter was not drafted?
             
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              https://web3.ncaa.org/ecwr3/ec-resources/Guide_for_the_College_Bound_Student_Athlete.pdf
               
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                Jarez Parks at ’60 percent chance’ of joining team this fall

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                • alcoholica

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                  I think it has to do with coaching visits or something like that. There was an article about it back during NSD.
                   
                • Double Gator Dad

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                  It is easy to laugh at the kid but I won't.

                  He can gray shirt and still earn cash and prizes for his family while he waits for a scholly to open up.
                  Once he is official, he gets to play for the highest profile program in the country and if he is half as good as advertised, he will get drafted and have a chance to continue to get paid to play football.

                  UF cannot offer any of that so like it or not, Bama is the best choice
                   
                  • NavetG8r

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                    Which schools had the most picks?

                    Michigan: 11

                    Alabama: 10

                    Miami: 9

                    LSU: 8

                    Florida: 8
                     
                    • Swamp Donkey

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                      When you are a DE forced to play out of position, you dont get drafted.
                       
                    • rogdochar

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                      It's simple.Saban "officially" tells the recruiters: "First tell the recruit that you are not "technically" recruiting him. Then go ahead with our usual pitch."
                       
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                        Which school annually has the most DL's drafted?
                         
                      • Gator Fever

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                        That article says Jefferson would be 2nd round without even seeing this season with him playing mostly DE.
                         
                      • diehardg8r

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                        Actually no, it sorta removes all doubt for me.
                         
                      • T REX

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                        Kids know what teams have recruited...we haven't done well on the interior d line at all under Mac. You don't think kids know this?

                        All of Chump's D is gone. The talent isn't there because Mac hasn't replaced talent for talent. You'll see.
                         
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                          Indeed. The NFL looks at how players will fit on their rosters and in their schemes, not position labels.

                          Still looking for a 250lb DT on the Gators' roster...
                           

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