He has yet to secure his first official offer, but there are a few programs keeping tabs, including a Big 12 school, which seems to be showing the most interest.
"Iowa State sends a lot of letters and they seem really interested."
"I just need to keep doing what I am doing. That is what these schools keep telling me."
After Hebron starter and Scout.com three-star running back Dez Wortham went down went with a season ending ACL injury it has been Parkes that has answered the call for his playoff qualifying offense.
"Sometimes you have just got to step up," Parkes said. "When a teammate goes down you have just got to step up, take their place and show out.
"I just keep positive attitude and keep after it every play."
On the field, Parkes looks up to Adrian Peterson. He is a different style of runner himself, but likes the attitude and fervor that the Minnesota Viking plays with.
"I try to run the ball hard. Take the hit to them and bring the wood!"