Virginia Tech Football Recruiting: Profiling 2013 QB Commit Carlis Parker

Blake Silvers@JBlakeSilversAnalyst IIIMay 7, 2012

Though listed as an "athlete" by most major recruiting outlets, North Carolina's Carlis Parker has made a name for himself in high school as a dangerous dual-threat quarterback.  

Parker, a versatile 4-star recruit, is ranked fifth overall for 2013 prospects in the entire state of North Carolina.  Listed at 6'4" and 190 pounds, Parker has been clocked at a respectable 4.69 40 yard time.   

When Parker committed at the end of April, he passed up offers from Duke, East Carolina, North Carolina, North Carolina State, South Carolina and Wake Forest.  He was also beginning to garner interest from Clemson and Maryland.

It is unclear how the Hokies intend to use Parker's versatility once Frank Beamer gets him on campus, but he has had a lot of success as a running quarterback at Statesville.  Parker put up 3,000 yards of total offense his sophomore season of 2010, with 1,792 yards through the air and 1,180 more on the ground. He missed most of the 2011 season after tearing his LCL.   

Parker is currently the only commitment in Virginia Tech's 2013 class that is not from the state of Virginia and is one of five listed as an "athlete."  

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