State's top prospect, Jenks football star Steven Parker picks Sooners over Auburn

Rivals ranks Parker No. 1 in state, No. 53 overall

TULSA - Jenks safety-wide receiver Steven Parker exhausted all his college football visits with a final trip to Auburn this past weekend, and has decided to attend Oklahoma to play his college football career.

Fresh off a weekend visit to National Champion runner-up Auburn, Parker announced Tuesday at a Jenks High School assembly that he would sign with the Sooners on signing day Wednesday. Commitments are not official until a letter of intent is signed by the player and his parents.

Parker was a standout defensive safety for the two-time defending state champions, and also made a mark with his catching abilities on offense. Parker, however, was being recruited mostly for his defensive talents.

At his announcement, Parker said, "Coach Mike Stoops was awesome, and Bob Stoops called whenever he could to keep in touch, and they seemed to be most interested in wanting me to attend their school."


Parker is the No. 6 ranked safety prospect in the country, according to Rivals, the No. 53 ranked prospect overall and the most highly ranked in Oklahoma.

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