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NorCal 3-star linebacker Parks falls in love with Montana State

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For Aidan Parks, better late than never was absolutely the truth.

After helping lead Pleasant Valley High School in Chico, California to the CIF Division 4-AA State Bowl Championship as a junior, Parks earned a 3-star recruiting rating. The 6-foot, 205-pounder with excellent play recognition and instinct fielded offers from UNLV and Nevada of the FBS as well as defending Big Sky Conference champion UC Davis during the spring of 2019.

Davis rose to the front of the line because of the school’s academic prowess and recent winning ways. And when Montana State came to the table the first week of June, Parks didn’t think much of an offer from the Bobcats.

“They were my last offer and to be quite honest, I wasn’t really too sure I would want to go there,” Parks said in an interview in December. “It was a late thing to happen in my recruiting process. I was already looking at my top option at the time, UC Davis. But I kept Montana State in mind.”

For Aidan Parks, better late than never was absolutely the truth.

After helping lead Pleasant Valley High School in Chico, California to the CIF Division 4-AA State Bowl Championship as a junior, Parks earned a 3-star recruiting rating. The 6-foot, 205-pounder with excellent play recognition and instinct fielded offers from UNLV and Nevada of the FBS as well as defending Big Sky Conference champion UC Davis during the spring of 2019.

Davis rose to the front of the line because of the school’s
academic prowess and recent winning ways. And when Montana State came to the
table the first week of June, Parks didn’t think much of an offer from the
Bobcats.

“They were my last offer and to be quite honest, I wasn’t really too sure I would want to go there,” Parks said in an interview in December. “It was a late thing to happen in my recruiting process. I was already looking at my top option at the time, UC Davis. But I kept Montana State in mind.”

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About Colter Nuanez

Colter Nuanez is the co-founder and senior writer for Skyline Sports. After spending six years in the newspaper industry with stops at the Missoulian, the Ellensburg Daily Record and the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, the former Washington Newspaper Association Sportswriter of the Year and University of Montana Journalism School graduate ('09) has cultivated a deep passion for sports journalism during his 13-year career covering the Big Sky Conference. In August of 2014, Colter and brother Brooks merged their passions of writing and art to found Skyline Sports.