Jabari Parker Receives Yet Another Big Ten Scholarship Offer - Ohio State University
Roy & Harv Schmidt
Jabari Parker, the 6'7 class of 2013 forward from Simeon Career Academy in Chicago has been offered a scholarship courtesy of Ohio State University. Buckeyes head coach Thad Matta extended the offer to Parker tonight after watching him at an open gym at Simeon. The offer was confirmed by Jabari's father--Chicago basketball legend Sonny Parker.
At the present time Parker sports scholarship offers from five Big Ten schools--Illinois, Northwestern, Minnesota, Michigan State and Ohio State. Parker will now head to East Lansing, MI over the weekend to take an unofficial visit to Michigan State. It will include taking in the Spartans' football game on Saturday night vs. Notre Dame.
Contrary to another published report, Parker has NOT cut his list down to five schools. The five schools that were mentioned--Illinois, Kansas, Michigan State, Washington and Georgetown--all remain at the forefront of Parker's recruitment. However, he is taking his time and weighing all possible options.