BEAVERTON, Ore. — Micah Parsons is set to make his first trip to Tuscaloosa, Ala., in 13 days.
Parsons, a 5-star defensive end from Harrisburg (Pa.) High School, will visit Alabama on July 15-17, which is significant for a prospect of his caliber. Trips of that length tend to go well for Alabama and the prospect it’s recruiting because the player can truly get a sense of campus life and spend lots of time with the coaching staff.
“I want to see what the hype is about,” Parsons told SEC Country at Nike’s The Opening finals. “I want to see if they have the best facilities in the country.”
The nation’s No. 1 defensive end said he talks to outside linebackers coach Tosh Lupoi almost daily. Lupoi has been trying to get Parsons to come to Tuscaloosa for several months now.
Parsons, who said he’s also considering Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Michigan, Penn State and Ohio State, said he’s working on developing a close bond with Lupoi.
“We’re just starting our relationship because of all the staff changes, so it’s still building,” Parsons said.
Since de-committing from Penn State in April, the thought is Parsons will commit to Ohio State. After all, he did name his dog Brutus, which is the name of the Buckeyes’ mascot. But, Parsons wants to be clear that he’s not leaning any direction.
“It’s too hard to say, but everything is up for grabs right now,” Parsons said.
Parsons said he’ll announce his commitment in January.