Weddington High rising senior running back Kyle Parsons is considering a recent offer to play football on scholarship at Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C.
Parson’s announced on Twitter earlier this month (July 2) that his third Division 1 offer is from Wofford, which plays in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). Other schools that recruited Parsons were Davidson & Columbia University, a private university in New York.
The 6-foot, 193-pound running back also made a recent trip to New York City to visit Columbia’s campus and attend the football camp. The Columbia Lions did not have a full season last year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Parsons visited the Wofford and Davidson football programs before scheduling the visit with Columbia. He said Wofford impressed him the most because of the football community and the coaching staff. The Terriers finished 1-4 last Spring, with their only win coming against Mercer.
An All-Southern Carolina Conference selection, Parsons rushed for 420 yards and five touchdowns on just 43 carries this Spring. He became the feature back earlier than once expected because Clemson commit Will Shipley enrolled early.
Parsons, who won a 3AA state championship ring as a sophomore in 2019, will have new obstacles to face as Weddington prepares for 4A competition with a young group of offensive linemen and QB Grady Brosterhous. Parsons said he welcomes the challenge.
“I’m very excited about the challenge of competing with 4A schools,” Parsons said. “I’m expecting the same thing we’ve always done … I’m expecting that we would be able to score just the same. We would be able to get down the field, and I think we’ll do what we always do: execute and make plays happen.”
Off the field, Parsons is excelling academically and is involved with several clubs. He reports his GPA as 4.39. He’s a member of the BETA club and Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA).
Head coach Andy Capone said he is confident that Parsons will be a great asset to the offensive side of the ball this fall. “We expect Kyle to have a huge year,” Capone said. “We expect him to carry the bulk of the workload in the backfield, and he looks ready to do so. He’s had a great summer and has really made big strides as a leader.”
Weddington will open up the Fall 2021 campaign with a non-conference matchup against defending NCISAA state champion Charlotte Christian. The Warriors defeated the Knights 16-6 in 2015.