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Sunday, December 16, 2012
Vandy, Ole Miss in front for TE Parsons

By Damon Sayles

After decommitting from Colorado in October, three-star tight end Mitchell Parsons (Parker, Colo./Chaparral) has been all about finding a college home that fits him. Whether that decision comes sooner or later is still the question.

Parsons said that while he is still open with his process, Vanderbilt and Ole Miss are current front-runners. Both schools have offered the 6-foot-5, 240-pound tight end, in addition to Arizona State, Cal and Northern Colorado.

“I want it over with badly,” Parsons said of the process, "but I’m going to make an educated choice. It’s stressful, for sure, but I mean, I’m glad I opened it up.”

Parsons has been hearing from quarterbacks coach Ricky Rahne and tight ends coach Ricky Bankins over at Vanderbilt. He’s been hearing from tight ends coach Maurice Harris and offensive line coach Matt Luke at Ole Miss.

Parsons added that Florida and Oklahoma have shown interest. Neither school has offered, but he’s monitoring both programs. Parsons said he has sent film to Florida, which has 26 commits but is still looking to land its first tight end of the 2013 recruiting class. Oklahoma, also looking to score its first tight end, has 15 commits.

Parsons, the No. 5 player in Colorado, is ranked No. 15 among all tight ends nationally. He originally committed to Colorado on March 30 but reopened his process seven months later.