Clemson Football: Freshman OT Walker Parks will make immediate impact


Walker Parks will make an immediate impact for Clemson football

The Clemson football coaching staff landed several talented prospects in the 2020 recruiting cycle and several of those freshmen could see the field sooner rather than later.

One of the most anticipated freshmen to not officially join the rest of the Clemson football team yet is 4-star OT Walker Parks.

Parks, a 6-foot-5, 275 pound offensive tackle from Lexington, Kentucky, finished ranked as the No. 5 offensive tackle in the nation, the No. 49 overall player and the No. 2 player from the state of Kentucky. There’s no doubt that his star-studded talent and ability could be on display as soon as this season.

Parks will be needed in the two-deep for Clemson football

The Tigers pretty much have their first-team cemented at this point. We’re going to see Jackson Carman, Matt Bockhorst, Cade Stewart, Will Putnam and Jordan McFadden trot out first- in all likelihood- when the 2020 Clemson football season kicks off later this fall.

That being said, there is some definite questions and competition when it comes to the second-string offensive line group. That group is composed mainly of underclassmen who don’t have much experience on the field.

The coaching staff talked about how they wanted to challenge that second group over the course of spring practice, but the Tigers were only able to get nine sessions in before everything was canceled. Because of the shortened spring, Parks won’t come in too far behind when it comes to comparing his talent with the rest of his competition.

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In my opinion, you’re going to see him step up and become one of the top second-stringers this season for the Tigers. As a result, Parks will make an impact and get an opportunity to play quite a bit as a freshman before he competes for a starting job as a sophomore.