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Brooks County’s Parrish Headed To UGA

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football fieldQuitman, GA- Brooks County quarterback Malkom Parrish made it official Thursday morning. He is heading to Athens for his college career.

The talented rising senior announced at the school’s practice field Thursday that he has chosen to accept a scholarship offer from the University of Georgia. While the acceptance is non-binding and cannot be made official for eight months until National Signing Day in August, it does appear to add another talent to an increasingly talented recruiting class for UGA. Earlier this week, the state’s top running back Nick Chubb committed to Georgia.
Parrish, a 5-10, 186-pound standout for Maurice Freeman’s Trojans, stars at quarterback and defensive back for Brooks County and has since his freshman year. But he will be all defense in college, committing to Georgia as a defensive back. Ironically, the Bulldogs like Parrish as a cornerback although he has never played the position in high school. Apparently, the Bulldog coaches saw enough of Parrish at the position at last week’s Mark Richt Camp to warrant the decision.
Parrish, who is also an outstanding student, chose Georgia over Georgia Tech and he had offers from several other schools as well. He becomes the ninth commitment for Georgia’s Class of 2014 and he is the first Brooks County player to commit to Georgia since Marcus Stroud chose the Bulldogs in 1996. Actually, Stroud never publicly committed to Georgia as he made a signing day switch, signing with the Bulldogs after committing to Florida early in the recruiting process.
Parrish will possibly not be the only Division I signee from this year’s Brooks County team. Wide receiver Deric Herring has an offer from Marshall and has been shown interest from Kentucky, Middle Tennessee State and Troy.