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Name: Josh Parris
Position: According to SU Athletics, he plays "Tight En"
Hometown: Stone Mountain, GA
High School: Stephenson HS
2011 Stats: Had 12 receptions for 200 yards and three touchdowns as a senior for Stephenson last season.
2012 Projections: If a freshman tight end plays this season, I would expect it to be Ron Thompson, but we tend to use a number of tight ends in various roles. Word is Parris is an excellent blocker, so if he brings that to the table, we might see him on the field this season.
How'd He Get Here?: Josh was originally committed to USF, but quickly saw the folly of his ways and switched his verbal to Syracuse. He had an impressive offer list, including Boston College, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt, UVA, Virginia Tech and West Virginia. Greg Adkins handled his recruitment.
Scout/Rivals Said: Everyone has him as a three star player.
Money Quote: "SKIP, YOU BLEW IT"
"There was a misunderstanding," Parris told the AJC. "I committed to South Florida to play tight end, but they told me recently that they recruited me at fullback. I want to play tight end in college."
Links of Wonder: That Stephenson place where Parris went to high school? Kind of a powerhouse.
What Does Marrone Think?: He Hearts Georgia
"We have to sell the ACC, and that’s helped us quite a bit with those players," Marrone said. "For us, we have a good foundation in Georgia since coach (Greg) Adkins and I have been down in that state for a long period of time. In the history of Syracuse, we’ve had some players come from Georgia who have come up here and played right away and they’ve done well in school and on the field."
Interesting Nuggets of Interest: Stephenson had around 15 players receive football scholarships in this class. That's a pretty sharp drop off from 2010, when 29 of their 32 seniors received scholarships. That's more scholarships than starters on offense and defense. Craziness.
Let Us Get a Good Look Atchya:
Joshua Parris (#89) - Junior Year Highlights - 2010 (via c1mparris)