Recruiting: Sophie B. Wright linebacker Andrew Parker commits to Arkansas

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Sophie B. Wright has not been a hotbed for college football talent. Therefore, to attract the recruiters, players for the Warriors have to display rare skills.

Andrew Parker has done just that with offers from ULL, Arkansas, Georgetown, Houston Baptist and McNeese. He runs a 4.55 forty while posting a 35″ vertical and 280-pounds in the power clean.

Following a weekend visit to Arkansas, the 6-foot-2, 225 pound Parker committed Sunday to the Razorbacks for the 2018 class. New head coach Chad Morris has three early enrollees, five who signed in the early period plus two more who are prepared to ink with the Razorbacks on Feb. 7. Parker is one of those latter two.

Since Sophie B. Wright fielded a team with 55 players, a lot was asked of Parker, who played on both sides of the ball yet managed to record 107 tackles with 26 for loss. He lined up at both inside and outside linebacker, proving to be a disruptive defender who demonstrates an ability to blitz successfully.

Arkansas defensive coordinator John Chavis recognized Parker’s ability while he was on the staff at Texas A&M. He paid a visit to the Crescent City last weekend to assure him of the staff’s interest.

Parker had a planned visit to Lafayette which is up in the air.

BROWN LEAVES T-TOWN

Alabama’s Mehki Brown went ballistic in the recent national championship game, punching a Georgia player and drawing a personal foul. The junior linebacker has left the Crimson Tide program and already joined the Tennessee State program.

Brown (6-5, 240) chose the Tide over offers from Notre Dame, Georgia, Auburn, Stanford and Louisville in the Class of 2015. He will be immediately eligible at the FCS program.

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