Purdue kept the recruiting train rolling, securing a verbal commitment from Connor Parks, a long and athletic defensive end out of Orlando, Florida. Connor was gracious enough to give me a few minutes of time what has to be one of the most exciting and fulfilling days of his life.
When did Purdue first contact you? Who was your primary contact and why did you decide to commit now?
Purdue first contacted me in the spring and came through one of my practices and loved what they saw . Coach Levine found me. I felt like this was the right time to commit. I love the program’s determination to win.
Can you tell me a little about your high school career and how you performed last season?
My high school career is going well. Last season I had 81 tackles, 21 for loss and 15 Sacks. I also added 3 forced fumbles and 4 fumble recoveries.
What did Purdue tell you they liked about your game and what do you feel is your best attribute on the football field?
Purdue loves how I fire off the ball and bound to make plays with lots of aggression. My best attribute? I play with a chip on my shoulder.
Midwest winters can be a little chilly, you going to beef up your wardrobe over the next year to handle the West Lafayette winter?
I'm going to have to adjust to weather conditions of course but for Purdue and this game of football, I'll do anything to make sure I'm on my A GAME!
Do you have a message for the Purdue fans reading this article?
Love you guys already ! LETS HAVE OUR MINDS SET ON WINNING BALL GAMES, WINNING CHAMPIONSHIPS AND A ROSE BOWL ( W ) BOILERMAKERS ! ! !
I want to thank Connor again for giving me a bit of his time. I’m excited to watch his career take off at Purdue. Love his attitude.