Photo Courtesy: Ashleigh Mock
On July 25, Bryson Parker, Weddington's rising senior defensive back, verbally committed to the University of Richmond to further his academic and athletic career.
Parker is coming off a strong junior season with 43 total tackles (five for a loss), four interceptions and 22 pass deflections all capped with a touchdown off a blocked punt in Weddington's second straight 3AA State Championship.
The Warriors will have considerable depth and sport, in my opinion, their best defensive backfield in the program's history. The squad is led by five seniors, Parker, Jalen Newman, Will Shipley, Kambridge Tuttle, and Parkwood, transfer Makiya Evans.
Bryson Parker is everything you want from a defensive back. He's intelligent, athletic, physical, fast, and explosive with a load of confidence. Richmond is getting a gem, and Weddington is happy for one more year.