|Hometown:||Mint Hill, N.C.|
ON PARSONS: Possesses good size and athletic ability and made strides during spring practice ... will be given an opportunity to work his way into the starting lineup at defensive end in his redshirt freshman season.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2011 graduate of Butler High School ... lettered three times in football ... served as a team captain ... made 133 tackles with 43 tackles for loss and 17 sacks his senior season ... twice named to the all-conference team and was also first team All-Mecklenberg County and All-Charlotte Observer following his senior year ... played on back-to-back undefeated state championship teams as a junior and senior with his 2009 squad finishing as the No. 2-ranked team in the nation.
PERSONAL: Born May 1, 1993 in Charlotte, N.C. ... son of Kevin and Julie Parsons ... father played linebacker at Nebraska from 1983-86 ... majoring in English.