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Minnesota Golden Gophers recruiting analysis: walk-on Josh Parks

The Minnesota Golden Gophers received a walk-on commitment from running back Josh Parks.
The Minnesota Golden Gophers received a walk-on commitment from running back Josh Parks.Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

High School: Chisago Lakes

Hometown: Chisago Lakes, Minn.

Position: Running Back

Height: 5-10

Weight: 195

My Assessment: He is a physical runner, with good balance and power. He finds and accelerates through the hole. He also has good hands and receiving skills.

Gophersports.com Overview: Signed Acceptance of Admission - plans to join the Gopher football program in the fall.

High School: Currently attends Chisago Lakes High School - helped lead his team to an 8-2 record as a senior - named third team All-State - rushed 126 times for 1,202 yards and 16 touchdowns - averaged 9.5 yards per carry - made 10 receptions for 163 yards and one touchdown - made 38 tackles on defense including two interceptions - rushed for 860 yards and 10 touchdowns on 112 carries in 10 games - set school records for career rushing yards (2,809) and points scored (238) - also rushed for 34 career touchdowns - caught 34 passes in his career for 473 yards and five touchdowns - coached by Bill Weiss.