#AskLoogs: The next Tavon Austin?

September, 5, 2013
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If you have followed any of the reports we write or heard me give analysis when it comes to high school prospects, I always love to give fans a frame of reference for what type of player a guy is by comparing him to someone you likely already know.

So now that you have done my job for me (very well, I might add), I really do like that comparison for Miami Booker T. Washington’s Lamar Parker, a current West Virginia commit. A lot of people may not realize that Austin was a running back in high school and made a very successful transition to full-time slot receiver in college. Parker has the luxury of playing WR full time now, which gives him a leg up. I saw Parker in person this spring, and if he wasn’t so small (5-foot-8, 155 pounds), he’d likely be a national recruit as a receiver. He is incredibly explosive and quick. Has feet like a sewing machine needle. He is the ideal slot/return guy in Dana Holgerson’s offense. Of course, when we make comparisons to older, established players we are not guaranteeing they will perform at that level or even pan out, but we do like Parker and what he brings.

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