June 8, 2013

Parrish talks UGA visit and decision

Brooks County defensive back Malkom Parrish has a reputation.

The Rivals100 prospect is obviously talented, but he has shown many that he is also a worker.

On Saturday at the Mark Richt Mini Camp, Parrish could have stood on the sidelines and spent time watching and hanging out, but that just isn't his nature.

He wanted to get some work in.

"I went there to work," Parrish said. "The camp was great. It was good to be back up there. I loved the competition up there. There were some great players that competed and made every rep count and I tried to do the same. There were a lot of great players so I had to step up to the plate and do my best out there."

The Georgia staff, however, made sure to get some face time with Parrish, and it was time that the South Georgia native says he enjoyed.

"Spending time with the coaches was awesome," he said. "We shared a few laughs and talked about recruiting and life. Overall it was just a really good time."

As the four-star prospect was leaving the practice facility on Saturday, a Georgia graduate assistant sprinted out of the Butts-Mehre Building to go get him and his coach to go spend some time with Head Coach Mark Richt.

The UGA Head Man's message was a simple one according to Parrish.

"Coach Richt and I were just talking about the school at UGA and the academics," he said. "We were just talking about how they really want me to be a commitment and how I might commit soon."

Parrish says that Georgia Tech and UGA are tied atop his list at this time and that he won't visit either school before committing.

He does, however, know when he wants to make a decision in the near future.

"I want to decide by the beginning of July," he said. "The plan is that I want to be committed by the beginning of July."

Making a decision between the state's top two programs won't be easy for the Peach State blue chipper.

He says that his mother, Angelia Parrish, has yet to visit either of the schools he is considering, but she will play a role in his decision making process.

"I'm going to go home and talk to my mama about it, and whatever we decide to do, I'm going to go with it," he said. "She wants me to go where I want to go, but I'm going to talk about it with here."

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