On Thursday it was announced that 2020 Columbus High School running back Henry Parrish was offered by the Florida Gators. This gave him the big three trifecta as he was already holding offers from Miami and Florida St. Parrish has been on the scene for a while but he really came into common consciousness at the beginning of this season when he went crazy in his head to head battle with the six rated RB in the country Don Chaney Jr. from Belen Jesuit.
Parrish won’t wow you with measurables or dynamic runs. That’s what you need at RB to be a heavyweight in recruiting cycles. What Parrish does do on film is all the things you like to see out of a dependable running back. While the fanbases love to see the explosive 80 yard runs, the truth of the matter is that a guy that can move the sticks, put you in manageable down and distance situations consistently plus catch the ball out of the backfield are as important. This is exactly what Parrish brings to the table. Playing in one of the toughest areas in the country in terms of high school football talent, Parrish has managed to put together a pretty impressive highlight reel.