Clemson's Swinney will know Parker's plans soon

From the Associated Press


AP Sports Writer

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Dabo Swinney says he'll know soon whether Kyle Parker will return as Clemson's quarterback.

Swinney is hosting his annual golf outing and said before tee off on Tuesday that Parker would let him know by midnight Tuesday if he'd give up football or come back for his sophomore season.

Parker is a two-sport star with the Tigers who was taken No. 26 overall by the Colorado Rockies in last month's baseball draft after playing his junior season of baseball at Clemson.

However, Parker also had a standout freshman season to help Clemson to an ACC Atlantic Division title. He threw for 20 touchdowns and more than 2,500 yards. Parker had set a July 20th deadline for his decision.

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