MASON, Mich. (WLNS) – One name that was mentioned several times in the fifth quarter of WLNS’ Dean Trailways during the football and basketball season was Mason’s Kaleb Parrish, who signed to play football at Ferris State.
On Friday, the Mason library was filled with Parrish’s family and friends as he celebrated his 18th birthday and put pen to paper.
Parrish will graduate with the most touchdown receptions of Mason’s career, with 29. He also ranked No. 2 in receiving yards and No. 2 in career tackles.
The plan for Parrish when he arrives at Ferris State is to play defensive end, but there is a possibility he plays tight end and even linebacker.
This winter, Parrish is on both Mason’s basketball and wrestling teams, and at one point he had to be convinced that college football was the way to go.
“At first I wanted to play college basketball and then the coaches started talking to me about football and all that, and I was like, ‘Yeah, I like football a little more.’ I think I have a chance,’” Parrish said. “They (Mason football coaches) always believed in me, (they said) they work hard. That’s why I want to thank you for putting me in this place.”