Parker Kingston is a BYU football commit for the Class of 2022, making a verbal commitment on September 6, 2021.
— Parker Kingston (@ParkerKingston) September 7, 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.
As a senior he played 11 games and went 77-of-131 passing for 1088 yards and nine touchdowns (five interceptions), had 124 carries for 1129 yards and 18 touchdowns, five kickoff returns for 256 yards and two touchdowns, five punt returns for 91 yards, eight tackles (seven solo), one pass defended, seven punts for 242 yards. MaxPreps has Kingston at no. 4 in the state of Utah for rushing touchdowns (18), tied for no. 3 in total touchdowns (20), no. 6 in yards per carry 9.1 (min of 50 carries), and no. 15 in total rush yards (1129).
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.
We caught up with Kingston and asked him about his recruitment:
Why did you choose BYU?
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.
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.
What is the best advice you’ve received?
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.
Who is a current player that you seek to emulate on the field?
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.
This article originally ran on BYUinsider.com.
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