Bolingbrook standout Parrker Westphal is one of the most coveted recruits in the 2014 class, and the Arizona State Sun Devils have a chance to impress the four-star cornerback on an unofficial visit today. While Arizona State is not a big factor in his recruitment yet, the fact that the Sun Devils are getting an unofficial visit out of Westphal is huge for Todd Graham and the ASU program. Westphal is reportedly leaning towards the Michigan Wolverines and Vanderbilt Commodores early on, with Vandy sending the house on Westphal and Michigan looking in a very enviable position early on. All 11 247Sports experts believe that the Michigan Wolverines will be the ones to land Parrker Westphal, so it’s apparent that Michigan is in the driver’s seat.
Westphal has also received offers from the Florida Gators, Cincinnati Bearcats, Iowa Hawkeyes, Illinois Fighting Illini, Indiana Hoosiers, Ohio State Buckeyes, Mississippi Rebels, Syracuse Orange, Purdue Boilermakers, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Minnesota Golden Gophers, Mississippi State Bulldogs, Michigan State Spartans, Nebraska Cornhuskers, Northwestern Wildcats, Tennessee Volunteers, Wisconsin Badgers, and West Virginia Mountaineers.
The amount and quality of the offers that Westphal currently has are a testament to Westphal’s talent, and he is our 145th-ranked prospect in the 2014 class. The 6’0″, 186 pound CB is one of the top five recruits in the state of Illinois, and there is little doubt that Westphal is one of the top 15 prospects at the cornerback position in the country. He is a great tackler with a steady frame, and Westphal does an excellent job of shadowing the opposing receiver.