Parker Kingston is now a BYU football commit for the Class of 2022, giving a verbal commitment on September 6, 2021.
Kingston is a 5-11 175-pound quarterback that preps at Roy High School (Ogden, Utah). He was offered a scholarship as a wide receiver, the position he played as a sophomore. Kingston trains with former BYU receiver Ross Apo, who has trained several other BYU receivers.
Through three games as a senior he has 261 yards passing with four touchdowns and no interceptions. He has rushed 27 times for 318 yards and five scores, and has a 98 yard kickoff return. He also has four tackles, one tackle for loss, and one pass defended. Kingston is lightning, having recorded a 4.49 forty and a 10.79 in the 100m (HUDL), winning the region title in the 100 and 200 meters (Athletic.net).
As a junior he went 110-for-183 passing for 1561 yards and 15 touchdowns (MaxPreps). He rushed 105 times for 937 yards and 14 touchdowns. And he had ZERO turnovers (no interceptions or fumbles). He also punted 27 times for 912 yards (33.8 avg). He was a 2020 6A All-State honorable mention, and an All-Area and Region 1 first-team selection.
As a sophomore he had 33 receptions for 539 yards and five touchdowns. He was a 2019 6A All-Region second-team selection at wide receiver.
Kingston is rated 3-stars by 247Sports who rate him as the no. 45 overall recruit in the class of 2022 from the state of Utah. He was originally committed to Air Force and has seen interest from Fresno State. He plans to join the Cougars for the 2022 season.
I caught up with Kingston and asked him about his recruitment:
BYU Insider: Why did you choose BYU?
Kingston: BYU is a great academic school and I love the atmosphere at the BYU games. The fans show up whether the team is home or away. I love the coaching staff and how they interact with the players and have their best interests in mind. I am excited to play in Coach Roderick’s offense and think it is a great fit for the different things I am able to do on the field as a receiver, runner and even throwing. I am also looking forward to potentially play in the Big 12.
BYU Insider: Greatest accomplishments?
Kingston: Earning the opportunity to play college football. That has been a goal of mine since I was like 8 years old. I also love being able to play with and compete against so many great players and friends from other teams.
BYU Insider: What is the best advice you’ve received?
Kingston: My parents and coaches have always just encouraged me to just put in the work and if you do the work you will be successful.
BYU Insider: Who is a current player that you seek to emulate on the field?
Kingston: I really like what Dax Milne was able to do at BYU the last few years and can see myself doing some of the same things.Tweets by ParkerKingston
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