March 8, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Stanford Cardinal head coach Johnny Dawkins during the second half against the California Golden Bears of the quarter finals of the 2012 Pac 12 Tournament at the Staples Center. California won 77-71. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE
Top basketball prospect Jabari Parker from Simeon visited Stanford today. The Cardinal are among Parker's top ten schools.
Jabari Parker is a candidate to be the nation's No. 1 overall recruit for the 2013 recruiting class. Parker has been fairly coy about where he plans on going to school, but many of the big powers are considered among his top contenders.
That doesn't mean that Parker hasn't tread a bit off the beaten path to find other suitors. Perhaps the most surprising name to make the cut for Jabari is the Stanford Cardinal. Even better news was that he took a visit to campus earlier today.
We have reason to believe that Jabari Parker is on Stanford's campus today. Chance for the Cardinal to chat up the No. 1 player.— Dave Telep (@DaveTelep) August 20, 2012
Parker has mentioned Stanford as one of his final ten schools, and has talked about narrowing it down to a top five. This has to be encouraging news for the Cardinal. Other schools in consideration for his top five include Kentucky, Duke, Kansas, North Carolina, Michigan State, Florida, Georgetown, BYU and DePaul.