That's a football offer, Parker won't be recruited by Coach K. But yes, he seems like quite the athlete.
Offers, they're everywhere!:
I think there are rules about kids playing in football and another sport requiring the scholarship to be a football scholly. Something about keeping schools from getting more football players by stashing their scholarships on other sports. I'm not sure what the particulars are.
Absolutely delighted with the offer! This kid is rly good
TY for stepping up the recruiting,K.
He doesn't sound like the physical type of player that Reggie Love was, but Reggie played football and also walked on as a basketball player and gave us some decent service on the hardwood. Then he went on to be the Prez's "body man", which has to be just about as good a recruiting pitch as can be for a guy considering playing both sports. Then there's Greg Paulus, who is now going for a shot at the NFL after a successful college career as a basketball player and one college year of football, another good recruiting pitch for such a player.
WR Austin Kelly (who is my neighbor) also has practiced with the team so this would hardly be unprecedented.
When Paulus was new at Duke there was some discussion along these lines. But I recall someone in the know explaining that, as a BB-first recruit, he couldn't ALSO play football for the first two years (just BB). Not sure if the "hierarchy" of sports makes that true in reverse - when football is the primary sport.... Seems like a remarkable kid.