On Wednesday, BYU extended a scholarship offer to Roy High School's Parker Kingston. Kingston, who started at quarterback for Roy as a junior, was offered a scholarship as a wide receiver. Kingston played wide receiver at Roy as a sophomore when Jaxson Dart played quarterback for the Royals. I had a chance to catch up with Kingston to get an update on his recruitment and discuss his recent offer from BYU.
Just two weeks ago, Kingston made a verbal pledge to the Air Force Academy. However, he is still planning to make a few of the schools that are recruiting him the most. "I'm still going to take my visits," Kingston said, "I want to take one to BYU, Air Force, Utah."
BYU offensive coordinator Aaron Roderick and wide receiver coach Fesi Sitake are the two members of BYU's staff that contact Kingston the most. "This is a really big opportunity for me to play football at the next level," Kingston said of the BYU offer.
While Kingston doesn't have any connections to the BYU football program, he does, train with former BYU wide receiver Ross Apo. Apo is the founder of Mile Wide Receiver, he has trained current BYU wide receivers like Talmage Gunther, Puka Nacua, and Chase Roberts.
Apo describes Kingston as a "great athlete" that is fast, shifty, and naturally fluid. After playing quarterback last season, Kingston spent a a large portion of his offseason working out as a wide receiver. As a receiver, Kingston is "an above average route runner that will only get better. If you take the wrong angle on Parker, he's gone," Apo said.
When asked who he would compare Kingston to, Apo brought up former BYU wide receiver Micah Simon. Although he noted that Kingston's ability to pull up and change directions is more developed than Simon's coming out of high school.
During the Spring, Kingston participated in track for the first time. His times improved as the year went on until he recorded a PR of 10.79 in the 100M.
Parker's ability to make guys miss stands out on film. You can check out his junior and sophomore film below.
If BYU can lure him away from Air Force, Kingston would be a valuable addition to BYU's 2022 class.