With the hopes of one day donning gold and black, Grovetown High’s Akila Parks signed a letter of intent Wednesday to play football for Georgia Military College.
One of the top-ranked junior college football programs in the nation, the Milledgeville, Ga., school prepares football players for the next level. Last season, nine Bulldogs moved on to Division 1 schools.
“It’s been my dream to play for Georgia Tech since I was 6 years old, since I first started playing football,” Parks said.
Georgia Military College, Parks believes, can help him get there.
“I went up to see the campus and liked it right away,” said the 6-foot-3, 245-pound offensive tackle. “It felt like family.”
Parks, 18, said he might not stay at tackle. GMC coaches have told him he might move to center or guard.
But Parks hopes he might see some time on defense. As a Warrior, he sometimes played on the defensive line.
“That’d be nice,” he said. “They (coaches) said I might get to, but I don’t know for sure.”