Player Spotlight: Jake Parker C/O ’22 Slot Receiver

Jake Parker is a rising senior athlete for Blythewood High School out of Blythewood, South Carolina.

The 5’10, 170 pounder is a slot receiver for the Bengals, and he is looking to have a breakout senior campaign next fall.

With his junior year being cut short due to Covid-19, Parker was limited to only four games of varsity action this fall.

While he did not get to play in many games, he made the best of his opportunities, finishing with 8 catches on the year!

The most important stat for wideouts is to have zero drops, and Parker did just that in his junior campaign.

Parker works hard in the weight-room as well, as he has a max squat of 345 pounds and a max bench press of 235 pounds. Parker is also running a 4.55 in the forty-yard-dash!

While Parker did not get as many reps as he would have liked, he feels as though he did the best he could with what he had, and showed that in the future, he can be trusted.

“I had a couple of seniors to sit behind this year,” Parker said. “I learned a lot from them, and I also made the best of the chances I was given. I showed that I have trustworthy hands, finishing with zero drops, and I showed I can be a threat for next year.

“I have gotten so much faster and stronger since the season ended. I feel like I will be able to surprise a lot of people next year.”

Parker knows that he has to do things to set himself apart from other players, and he started that with zero drops, but he states there are other things that he also does well.

“I am the type of player that will never take a play off,” Parker said. “I have strong hands that allow me to go up and get the ball as needed. I also run routes really well and I can make people miss in the open field.”

In the classroom may be where Parker shines the brightest, as he has a current GPA of 3.5, good enough to get into many schools around the country.

While he does not have any offers at this time, Parker could be a guy that explodes late in his recruitment!


Twitter: @jakeparker02

Published by Zane Rowland

I love sports and I love helping kids reach their goals and dreams!

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