| MITCHELL PARSONS TE 6'4 245
Rivals ★★★★ ESPN ★★★ 247 ★★★ Scout ★★★
No. 2 Overall Player in Colorado - Rivals.com
No. 7 Tight End in Nation - Rivals.com
Selected Vanderbilt over Ole Miss, Arizona State, Colorado, California, Brigham Young and Washington among others
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HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain... Two-year starting TE... Named to All-State and All-Conference squads after junior and senior seasons... As senior TE, hauled in 45 catches for 754 yards and seven TDs, helping Wolverines to 8-3 record and first round of 5A state playoffs... Posted winning TD catch in postseason Offense-Defense All-American Bowl... Had 35 catches for 635 yards and seven TDs as junior... A team captain on basketball squad, Parsons was instrumental in helping Chaparral claim the 2012 state title as a junior.
PERSONAL Mitchell Gregory Parsons... "Mitch"... Son of Greg and Kristen Parsons... Born June 2, 1995... Has a younger sister, Kayla... Dad works in sales; mom is a teacher... Enjoys art and cooking, big fan of Denver pro teams... Has worked as busboy at steak house and youth league baseball umpire... Participates in community service projects throughout high school.
CHAPARRAL HEAD COACH JOHN VOGT
"First off, Mitch is a team captain this season. That speaks volumes about how his teammates feel about him.
"Mitch has huge upside as a tight end at the next level. He's a tremendous receiving tight end. He has size and really soft hands.
"In the last two years, Mitch has made a bunch of amazing catches at key moments. He's one of those guys that will make the big catch when you most need a guy to go get it."
Parsons Highlights | 2013 Signing Day Central