Pittsburg High cornerback Jordan Parker signed a letter of intent Wednesday morning with Oklahoma, which reached the College Football Playoff this past season. Soon after, Parker tweeted a picture of himself in Sooner gear and Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops tweeted “Welcome to the family!”
Parker is a four-star recruit according to Rivals and ESPN. Rivals has him as the 13th-best cornerback and 134th overall prospect this year while ESPN puts him at No. 290 overall. He’s part of a recruiting class that Rivals ranks No. 21 in the nation.
“Really an excellent athlete,” Stoops said of Parker at his press conference. “Just really excited about him. Great quickness, speed … a great player.”
Parker joins fellow former Bay Valley Athletic League standout Joe Mixon of Freedom at Oklahoma, which finished the season No. 4 in the College Football Playoff rankings.
Parker was the East Bay Defensive Player of the Year as a junior, when he had five interceptions and 10 pass break-ups. He had three picks and six break-ups as a senior, earning a second straight All-East Bay First Team honor, and added 12 total touchdowns on offense in four years at the varsity level. He helped Pittsburg reach back-to-back North Coast Section Division 1 title games.
CALI SOONER . pic.twitter.com/EQFuankh6E
— Jordan Parker (@_OfficialJay1) February 3, 2016
— Bob Stoops (@OU_CoachStoops) February 3, 2016