By National Scout Marc Henry: @marchen44
The DR7 Road To The Crown National Championship rolled into Round Rock, Tx with 180 teams vying for the right to be called National Champions and wear #TheCrown. The 18U division had teams from Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, Alabama, Mississippi and New Mexico who brought some of the best players to compete for #The Crown. When the dust settled, quarterback Tucker Parks from KC Elite and Klein Collins High School (TX), lead his team by going 8-0 on the weekend and winning the National Championship. We breakdown Parks performance and what makes him a top ranked signal caller in the Class of 2024.
Tucker Parks | Class of 2024 | Klein Collins High School (TX)| Quarterback| 7v7: KC Elite
Parks has been on a tear the entire 7v7 season, he started out on fire in Frisco, Tx. at the DR7 Army All American Tournament, he defended the home turf in The Woodlands, leading KC Elite to a championship, punching their ticket to #TheCrown and solidified his status as a top quarterback in the Class of 2024 this weekend by storming through the competition to finish 8-0, taking home #TheCrown. Tucker is the total package, he has the big arm to drive the football deep down field with pinpoint accuracy, he completes passes in the short to intermediate areas at a high percentage, he pushes the football to the wide zones of the field showing elite arm talent and his field vision is superb. Parks has clean footwork in the pocket, he has a strong base, which enables him to get extra torque on his throws by engaging his hips and this allows him to throw laser like passes to his targets. The special part of Parks’s game, is his ability to fit the football into tight coverage windows on time and his accuracy on the back shoulder fade ball is lethal. Tucker dropped dime, after dime throughout the weekend at #TheCrown in Round Rock, no matter how tight the coverage was, Parks put the football on the money, giving his receivers an upper hand on their opponent. When the game was on the line in a highly contested Semi-Final matchup vs Wall Street, Parks was at his best. Tucker took KC Elite on a game clinching drive in the final seconds, showing the patience to take underneath routes to move the ball, but the throw of the game was a frozen rope back shoulder dime in the corner of the end zone to clinch the win. Parks has the command of the offense and his communication with his receivers are traits that stand out in his game. In 2022, Parks had a masterful junior season at Klein Collins, earning First Team All-District Honors, putting up phenomenal numbers, with 3,358 yards of total offense with 44 total touchdowns and a completion rate of 68%, with only 5 interceptions. Tucker stands 6’2 205 pounds, has a compact, stout build, he has the athleticism to make plays with his feet, rushing for 825 yards and 13 touchdowns. Parks has picked up two offers this offseason from Mercer University, as well as Columbia University and he made a recent trip to Baylor. As he heads into spring ball at Klein Collins, his recruiting stock is beginning to get traction and he was invited to the Elite Eleven Regional Camp to compete and show off his skill set to the nation. Tucker Parks has left no doubt after his performance at #TheCrown in Round Rock that he is one of the top signal callers in his class and I look for his mailbox to fill up with more offers heading into his senior season.