Pittsburgh commit Williams Parks of Germantown High (Philadelphia) was visited by a Pacific-12…
Parks Feeling Better After Visit to Pitt
Germantown High (Philadelphia) cornerback William Parks head to Pittsburgh for his official visit feeling pretty good about his standing with the new staff, and left feeling even better. Parks, who committed before the season, had his first substantial discussions with new coach Paul Chryst and secondary coach Matt House. "(House) was telling me how he runs things," Parks said. "He said they would use me between safety and corner, and that it would vary depending on what package the other team would bring around. "(Chryst) is a great guy, great charisma. He's really down to earth and he doesn't sugar coat anything." Parks had some anxious moments since he was not in touch with the Pitt staff it was hired last month, which enabled schools like Arizona, which offered a few days ago, Rutgers, Maryland, Penn State and Stony Brook to move into the fold. However, the visit put Parks' mind at ease about where he stood with Pittsburgh, which was his childhood favorite school. "It made me feel even better that I could touch base with the whole staff and meet even more people and just add on to my commitment," Parks said. "I feel great. They had the wrong information with my numbers." The 6-foot-1, 180-pound Parks arrived Friday and was hosted by freshman linebacker Nicholas Grigsby. "We got in there, registered for the hotel and we had (90 minutes) to rest and then we met up with other recruits and we went to Dave & Busters," Parks said. "The parents went there separately." After Dave & Busters, Parks hung out with the players, including Grigsby. "This was first time dealing with him," Parks said. "He's a great dude. I actually stayed with him over night (at his dorm) to see what it was like. It was a great experience. Everyone is cool. They showed me a lot of love. It was crazy." When Parks visited Pittsburgh unofficially in the late summer, he was struck by the way he was treated by the program, and people on campus. This visit built on those memories. "It was good. They treat you just like family, just the way you expect them to," he said. "They show you around, they introduce you to (people) and you meet with some great academic people. It was a great experience."
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