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247Sports ★★★★★ ESPN ★★★★★ Rivals ★★★★★
FROM PARSONS' HEAD COACH CALVIN EVERETT
"Micah, from my point of view - he's a once in a generation type of athlete. There are very few things he cannot do and cannot do well on a football field. He's extremely athletic. I think Penn State will be getting a young man who they can use in multiple places on the football field, he's just that talented. Micah is just a great young man, very kindhearted, very passionate about the game. I just think he brings a lot to Penn State."
High School: Two-year letterman for head coach Calvin Everett at Harrisburg High School...Two-year letterman at Central Dauphin High School...Was a team captain as a senior...Helped the Cougars to an 11-1 record and perfect 6-0 league mark for a Mid-Penn Commonwealth Conference title in 2017...Part of a team that finished 11-4 on the way to a PIAA Class 5A runner-up finish in 2016...Selected to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl...Had two tackles, including 0.5 TFL, and a pass breakup for the East in the Army All-American Bowl...Participated in The Opening Finals and competed for Untouchable...Named the 2017 American Family Insurance National Defensive Player of the Year...Garnered All-USA Defense second team accolades from USA Today as a senior...Is a finalist for the 2017 Mr. PA Football Class 4A-6A Award...Named Pennsylvania Football News (PFN) Class 5A Defensive Player of the Year in 2017...Collected PFN All-Class 5A first team honors in junior and senior seasons...Named to Pennsylvania Football Writers All-State Class 5A first team in 2016 and 2017...Garnered a first-team spot on USA Today's ALL-USA Pennsylvania Football Team in 2016 and 2017...Chosen as PennLive's Defensive Player of the Year in 2017...Selected 2017 Mid-Penn Conference Commonwealth Offensive and Defensive MVP...Garnered 2017 Mini Maxwell Award honors...Named Team MVP twice...Registered 55 tackles, 10.5 sacks and 17.5 TFL on defense, while adding 1,239 rushing yards, 99 receiving yards and 29 offensive touchdowns on offense as a senior...The 27 rushing scores tied for ninth in the state...Had 69 tackles with 20.0 TFL and 13.5 sacks as a junior at Central Dauphin High School...Recorded 121 tackles, 27.0 TFL and 18.5 sacks as a freshman at Central Dauphin...Tabbed a five-star recruit by all three major recruiting outlets - 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals...Ranked as the No. 5 overall prospect, No. 1 player in Pennsylvania and No. 2 weak-side defensive end by 247Sports...Ranked as the No. 7 overall recruit, No. 4 defensive end, No. 1 player in Pennsylvania and No. 2 prospect in the region by ESPN...Ranked as the No. 6 overall recruit, No. 1 outside linebacker and No. 1 prospect in Pennsylvania by Rivals...Lettered in basketball...Helped the Cougars to the District 3 Class 6A title in 2016-17.
Personal: Full name is Micah Aaron Parsons...Son of Sherese and Terrence Parsons...Has one brother, Terrence, and one sister, Shatara...Born May 26, 1999 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.