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JA’LEN PARKS

#53

Player profile

position
Defensive Tackle
height
6'4"
weight
305
year
Freshman
hometown
Newberry, Fla.
high school
Newberry

PERSONAL:

Consensus four-star prospect and consensus top-15 defensive tackle who starred in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, helping lead Team East to victory with two tackles…ranked the No. 9 defensive tackle and No. 141 overall player by the 247Sports Composite…rated the No. 5 defensive tackle and No. 96 overall by Rivals…listed as the No. 10 defensive tackle and No. 183 in the nation by Scout…rated the No. 14 defensive tackle and No. 172 by ESPN…racked up over 130 tackles, eight sacks and three forced fumbles in prep career…had 47 total tackles, including 32 solo stops and 14 TFLs, four sacks, one blocked field goal and two forced fumbles as a senior…grabbed Florida Class 1A All-State First Team honors in 2016 while helping lead Newberry to an 8-2 record and an appearance in the Class 1A regional semifinals…paired with fellow Seminole signee, defensive tackle Cory Durden, to form one of the most talented defensive line duos in the nation while at Newberry…committed to the Seminoles in July of 2014… chose Florida State over Florida, Alabama, and Georgia, among several others.