Updated: June 11, 2013
2012: Did not sign an NLI as he graduated from high school early and enrolled at Virginia Tech in January, 2013 … Went through off-season workouts with the team, running the 40 in 4.45 … Got a look at quarterback as well as wide receiver over the course of spring drills.
High School: Selected to play in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas … Threw for 1,181 yards and 12 touchdowns his senior season … Also rushed for 959 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior … Had 44 tackles as a safety on defense his senior year … Listed as the No. 81 “athlete” in the country and the No. 21 prospect in North Carolina by Rivals … Ranked as the No. 183 overall player in the country by PrepStar … Ranked as the No. 22 player in the state of North Carolina in SuperPrep’s preseason issue … Ranked as the No. 20 dual-threat quarterback in the country and the No. 18 player in his state by 247Sports … Listed as the No. 137 wide receiver in the country by Scout … Ranked as the No. 43 “athlete” in the country, the No. 163 player in his region and the No. 12 player in the state by ESPN Recruiting Nation … Rated as the No. 8 combo quarterback in the country by MaxPreps … Sat out nearly all of his junior season after tearing an ACL in the first game, but as a sophomore, threw for 1,892 yards and 11 touchdowns, while also rushing for 1,180 yards and 13 touchdowns.
Personal: Born 11/24/93 in Statesville, NC … Son of Teresa Vines and Carlis Parker, Sr. … Has an older sister and a younger brother … Enrolled in university studies.