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    *** 3* TE Michael Parker (Huntsville, AL) signs with Bama***

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    He was offered this weekend while in Tuscaloosa. His older brother is a walk-on player.

    Update from SEC Country on the offer

    SEC Country was told late Sunday night that Alabama has offered in-state tight end Michael Parker out of Westminster Christian Academy (Huntsville, Ala.) while on his visit to Tuscaloosa this past weekend for the game against Mercer.

    If you’re a loyal reader at SEC Country, you likely know that the plan for the Tide was to take only one tight end in the 2018 class and the likely target to take that spot was either going to be the nation’s No. 1 junior college prospect at the position in Dominick Wood-Anderson or 4-star prospect Luke Ford.

    That plan has now changed.

    The Tide are now planning on taking two tight ends in this cycle. Parker, whose brother Jacob is a walk-on for the Tide, has called Alabama his dream school in interviews with SEC Country before. Also, after checking with a source close to Auburn, the school Parker was likely leaning toward before Alabama extended a committable offer his way, the Tigers felt that if the Tide ever offered him, he was likely going to choose ‘Bama.

    With numbers being so tight in this class, how does Alabama plan on taking two tight ends when the position isn’t a priority for the Tide?

    According to a source close to Alabama, Parker will likely be a blueshirt, just like how Hunter Brannon and Joseph Bulovas were in the 2017 class.

    Blueshirts are put on scholarship once they arrive on campus and are recruits who were not “officially” recruited. That means Parker, if given a blueshirt, will not be able to take an official visit to Alabama, have off-campus, arranged contact with coaches and he’ll not be sent a letter of intent or written scholarship offer. Most importantly, a blueshirt counts against the number you can sign in the following class.

    So, that’s how the numbers will work out if Parker ends up committing to the Tide.
    "I don't know what class is but I can tell when one has it, you can tell from a mile away"
    -- Coach Bryant

    "We always talk about playing 60 minutes but this is a 60-10 game: the 60 minutes of the game and the 10 minutes in the locker room after the game that you remember for the rest of your life."
    -- Nick Saban day after beating Clemson

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    Re: TE Michael Parker (Huntsville, AL)

    I saw where we got several CB's for Parker and I know why now. The blueshirt makes sense with this class being a smaller one.

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    Re: TE Michael Parker (Huntsville, AL)

    "I don't know what class is but I can tell when one has it, you can tell from a mile away"
    -- Coach Bryant

    "We always talk about playing 60 minutes but this is a 60-10 game: the 60 minutes of the game and the 10 minutes in the locker room after the game that you remember for the rest of your life."
    -- Nick Saban day after beating Clemson

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    Re: TE Michael Parker (Huntsville, AL)

    I guess that UGA gets Ford?
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    Re: TE Michael Parker (Huntsville, AL)

    Quote Originally Posted by CajunCrimson View Post
    I guess that UGA gets Ford?
    Ford wanted a package deal with his FB brother. Bama wasn't going to play that game.

    Woods-Anderson is still fickle as teenager at a sock hop.

    Bama likes Hart. good size, good athlete, and good kid and most of all he wants to come to Bama!

    in state kid never hurts as well.

    RTR!!

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    Re: TE Michael Parker (Huntsville, AL)

    Welcome! RTR!

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    Re: TE Michael Parker (Huntsville, AL)

    Yet to be reported if Parker's taking a greyshirt or blueshirt, yet. That has been mentioned in the last month.
    "I don't know what class is but I can tell when one has it, you can tell from a mile away"
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    "We always talk about playing 60 minutes but this is a 60-10 game: the 60 minutes of the game and the 10 minutes in the locker room after the game that you remember for the rest of your life."
    -- Nick Saban day after beating Clemson

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    Re: TE Michael Parker (Huntsville, AL)

    one more thing on Hart, he was close to committing to auburn until Bama push for his commitment.

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    Re: TE Michael Parker (Huntsville, AL)

    Quote Originally Posted by RTR91 View Post
    Yet to be reported if Parker's taking a greyshirt or blueshirt, yet. That has been mentioned in the last month.
    Betting he is in a wait and see mode. With our recent uptick in recruiting, I would have to think this is a blue/grey.

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    Re: TE Michael Parker (Huntsville, AL)

    Roll Tide!
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    Re: TE Michael Parker (Huntsville, AL)

    Quote Originally Posted by runtheoption22 View Post
    Betting he is in a wait and see mode. With our recent uptick in recruiting, I would have to think this is a blue/grey.

    RTO, you would be correct. he will be a blue shirt according to BOL mods. it makes sense since our numbers are very tight.

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    Re: TE Michael Parker (Huntsville, AL)

    " Very tight" is right! With Jarez Parks counting for `18, and provided we don`t lose anyone, we`ve only got, what, 7 or 8 slots left all of a sudden ?

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    Re: TE Michael Parker (Huntsville, AL)

    "I don't know what class is but I can tell when one has it, you can tell from a mile away"
    -- Coach Bryant

    "We always talk about playing 60 minutes but this is a 60-10 game: the 60 minutes of the game and the 10 minutes in the locker room after the game that you remember for the rest of your life."
    -- Nick Saban day after beating Clemson

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