Parker Boudreaux ranks as one of the top offensive line prospects in the country. So, when he released his Top 10 list last week, it included usual suspects like Alabama, Auburn, Clemson and Notre Dame.
The Orlando (FL) Bishop Moore Catholic standout surprised people with a few names, however. Georgia Southern offered early and has hung with the big boys. Iowa also unexpectedly crashed the party.
"What attracts me to Iowa is it’s the Offensive Line University. They put so many offensive linemen each year in the league and I know they will develop me as the best player on and off the field," the 6-foot-5, 290-pounder said.
Rivals and 247 rank Boudreaux as a four-star prospect while Scout has him as a three-star. Rivals rates him as a tackle. Scout and 247 see him at guard.
In addition to Iowa, Georgia Southern, Alabama, Auburn, Clemson and Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Florida and Penn State found a spot in Boudreaux’s Top 10. Schools like Ohio State, Oregon,Tennessee and Texas didn’t make the cut.
Boudreaux said he hoped to trim the group down to five this summer after a visit to South Bend. That trip also could include a stop farther into the Midwest.
"I’m pretty sure I will be visiting Iowa in the summer when I go up to Notre Dame. Coach (Kirk) Ferentz has been doing a great job at Iowa and I’m looking forward to seeing what he does this year," he said.
The Hawkeyes have deployed two assistants to recruit Boudreaux. Seth Wallace and Brian Ferentz
have been contacting him.
"I hear from Coach Wallace about every another day," he said. "He’s an awesome dude and obviously a great coach as well."
Boudreaux is leaning towards a Criminal Justice major in college. He has no commitment date in mind and will pledge when he gets the feeling.
"Whenever I go through it with God and my parents and when the time is right, that’s when I will," he said.