Malkom Parrish is a 5-10, 185 pound Athlete from Brooks County High School in Quitman, GA. He announced his decision of where to attend college this morning via Twitter (@Ed_Hooper). It was a very interesting situation as Georgia and Georgia Tech were vying head-to-head for his skills.
Parrish played both defensive back and quarterback in high school. Parrish wants to play on the defensive side of the ball in college. He said to Michael Carvell of the AJC,
"I like to get after it, I like getting to the ball, and I like hitting people," he said. "I just like everything about defense."
He further elaborated on his top two college choices.
"I love the offense there (Georgia Tech), and I love the defense," he said. "The coaches are great, especially (assistant Andy McCollum). He's a really good friend of mine. I love the way they get after it, every play and every down. I just like the way the school system (academics) is set up. I'd probably play QB there," Parrish said."It's all right, I can deal with it. Hopefully when I get there, I can transfer to a defensive player. They've talked to me a little about defense. They prefer me as a athlete -- wherever they need a spot filled in."
Parrish had this to say about Georgia.
"I love the way they play and the defensive coordinator," he said. "I love Mark Richt, and he's a great coach. He puts the team first, before himself. I like the way they coach them boys up to get after the ball. They want me to play nickelback or corner. That's great. That's right up my alley. That's where I want to be."
Parrish is a 4-star prospect, the #7 in GA, and the #8 ATH in the country via ESPN.com. All in all his decision came down to academics. He is unlike many high school athletes and understands the importance of a degree and getting a good job after football.
Hopefully, Georgia got a smart-football player and knows how to do things the right way.