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.