Class of 2018 target

Micah Parsons

HometownHarrisburg, PA
High schoolCentral Dauphin
Offer dateJuly 6, 2016
Official visitOct. 7, 2017

Micah Parsons received an offer from the Huskers on July 6, 2016.

He had been committed to Penn State since February 27, 2017, but Nebraska continued to court him as one of their top defensive targets.

On March 30, NU linebackers coach Trent Bray tweeted a message at Parsons, saying "Working day and night to get Harrisburg's star MVP to join (Avery Roberts in) Lincoln!"

Nebraska got a boost to its chances when Parson decommitted from Penn State on April 23, 2017.

On May 26, Parsons included the Huskers in his top nine. Also making the cut were Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Miami, Michigan, Ohio State and Penn State.

Parsons then made his first visit to Lincoln about a month later to participate in the Huskers' Friday Night Lights camp on June 23. Afterward, his father spoke highly of the visit in an interview with 247Sports.

On July 2, Parsons included the Huskers in his top nine with Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Miami, Michigan, Ohio State and Penn State.

Parsons returned to Nebraska for the second time when he took an official visit for the Wisconsin game on Oct. 7. That was his parents' first opportunity to see Nebraska.

Parsons previously took an official visit to Ohio State, but caused some controversy when he tweeted criticism about the Buckeyes' quarterback situation. For that reason, it's not expected that Parsons will end up at Ohio State.

Penn State is still believed to be Nebraska's biggest contender for Parsons.

Parsons posted a SPARQ score of 90.24 at The Opening Regional in New Jersey in May 2016. That included a 4.76-second 40-yard dash, 4.56-second 20-yard shuttle, 36.5-foot kneeling powerball toss and 30.8-inch vertical jump. He was named the Defensive MVP at that event.

According to his Hudl, Parsons had 121 tackles as a sophomore in 2015, including 27 for loss and 18.5 sacks. He was an All-State selection.

Parsons will play in the 2018 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

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