This past season, one of the top defensive players in the country played for Kent State. Demetrius Monday, who was rated as a 3-star coming out of HS, was in the top eight nationally this past season with six interceptions. Earlier this month, Kent State added a new commit who may well have the chance to replace Monday when the time comes. Jamal Parker, a 2-Star CB from Camden Catholic HS in Cherry Hill, NJ, announced his commitment to the Golden Flashes on Twitter.
⚡️ ⬇️⬇️⬇️ pic.twitter.com/OFGqgXjam2— Jamal Parker ™ (@jmally23) December 17, 2015
Parker had a very impressive Senior season, and he will have a chance to build on the progress he made this past season when he makes his way to Dix Stadium in the fall. Parker had other reported offers from several FCS schools, but the only other FBS offer he had at the time of his commitment, according to 247Sports was Todd Monken's staff at Army.
Parker is only 5-foot-9 and 168 pounds, but what he lacks for in size he makes up with his instincts. Parker is always around the ball, and he consistently wins the battle for the ball. Parker has such great ball skills, I wouldn't be surprised to see Coach Haynes put the ball in his hands during his time in Kent.
The future of this Golden Flashes program is getting brighter by the day. Check out his Senior highlights, courtesy of Hudl: