Parker showed off his speed and athleticism as one of the Cadets’ back-up running backs during his sophomore and junior seasons.
As a sophomore, he carried 83 times for 600 yards, an average of 7.2 yards per carry, and scored eight touchdowns.
As a junior, he finished with 125 carries for 982 yards rushing, an average of 7.9 per carry, and 10 touchdowns. He caught 10 passes for 264 yards and two scores and also added another touchdown with a kickoff return, giving him 13 total for the season.
“He’s been very productive for two years,” CBC coach Scott Pingel said. “I know last year he got a little banged up, but when he came back it was like he never missed a beat. We know that anytime he touches the ball it can be a home run. If he does have a negative play, you can live with it because of his dynamic ability to do something special anytime he touches the ball.”
Parker had scholarship offers from Ohio University, Tulsa, Northern Illinois, Ball State and Miami-Ohio before making a verbal commitment to Tulsa during his senior season.
Feb. 6, 2013 update...
The recruitment of Jonathan Parker went down to the night before National Signing Day, when he decided to make a switch.
The CBC senior running back, who made a verbal commitment to Tulsa in early September, decommitted from the Golden Hurricane on Tuesday night and instead made a commitment to the University of Iowa.
“I just came to the conclusion that wherever you go for college that you have to be happy and judging off my official visit to Tulsa and my official to Iowa, I enjoyed myself at Iowa more than I did at Tulsa,” Parker said.