BDI Update – Officially, the scholarship offer to Parker is to play football at Duke with an invitation to play basketball as well. Given Parker’s skill set he should be more than qualified to make the basketball team as a “walk on”. Duke will not offer Parker a scholarship for each sport, but the Blue Devils do have a genuine interest in having Parker play both sports at the school and will support Parker if this is his choice.
Chip Towers of the Atlanta Journal Constitution is reporting that Duke extended a scholarship offer to class of 2011 shooting guard Dai-Jon Parker on Wednesday. According to Towers, Parker was offered by Duke to play both basketball and football for the Blue Devils. Parker is from Alpharetta, GA and is well known as one of the top 2 sport athletes in the state of Georgia.
The 6’3 180lb pound Parker is a 5 star prospect according to Rivals.com and a 4 star prospect according to Scout.com. ESPN Scouts, Inc. calls Parker an explosive dynamic athlete who is a scoring machine with the potential to be a lockdown defender.
For the Blue Devils, this is the second scholarship offer extended this week. Parker joins fellow class of 2011 prospects Austin Rivers, Marshall Plumlee, Tyler Adams, and Quincy Miller as players that have an offer from the Blue Devils. Despite a hectic NCAA tournament schedule the Duke Coaching staff continues to recruit hard.
Parker also holds (basketball) offers from UConn, Georgia Tech, Georgia, Ohio State, Florida, Virginia Tech, and a few other schools.