Future Impact: Chase Parrish

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Dual Threat QB Parrish

You won’t find Chase Parrish’s name on any major college recruiting lists this season.
Be patient.
Parrish is only going to be a freshman, and he’ll be suiting up for Colquitt County High School, located in Moultrie, Ga.
While he won’t graduate from high school until 2016, the 5-foot-11, 160-pound quarterback is going to be well worth the wait.
“When he was 5 years old, he started playing flag football,” said Bret Parrish, Chase’s father. “He told me then that he wanted to play in the NFL. Playing football is what he loves, and he’s just always had that natural ability and understanding of the game. It comes easy for him.”
Chase is still young, but he has already been difficult for opposing defenses to handle.
Not only does his have a powerful throwing arm typically seen in skilled quarterbacks that are years older, Parrish also has blazing speed.
“I try to be a double threat,” Parrish said in a phone interview. “I try to be able to pass from the pocket or be dangerous when I’m out of the pocket. As a quarterback, if I can throw the football and tuck it away and run, I’m going to make the defense worry and help my team be that much better.”
Parrish is probably going to have to wait another season before he leads the Colquitt County H.S. offense.
Led by legendary Head Coach Rush Propst, who won five state titles at Hoover High School in Alabama, Colquitt County is going to be loaded with veteran talent this season and the Packers are already ranked in the Top 20 national polls.
Parrish, who has been working with working with QBA/NFA since 2008, is expected to play quarterback for Colquitt County’s freshman and junior varsity teams and dress with the varsity.
“Chase has great vision, a strong arm and one of the most accurate throws in youth football,” said QBA/NFA Coach Will Hewlett.
While he is already good enough to start at most varsity programs in the country, Parrish will gladly bide his time behind Cole Seagraves, the Packers’ senior quarterback.
Last year, Seagraves started attracting interest from a host of college programs while passing for 2,115 yards and 17 touchdowns.
“He’s a very good quarterback and I’m going to try to learn as much as I possibly can from him in every practice and game,” Parrish said. “Watching and picking up every little thing is only going to make me better.”
Parrish already has an amazing work ethic for a 14-year-old football player, and he plans to keep pushing as he enters high school.
“I really want to continue working to become a better double threat,” said Parrish, who idolizes New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees. “I am working to improve as a runner, and I think that would really help scare a defense into not knowing if I am going to throw or run.”
Playing quarterback at the collegiate level has long been a dream for Parrish, and he lists Georgia, Alabama and Florida State as his current favorites.

Film: 8th grade QB Chase Parrish

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