Tre’quez Parks: 2022 Pro Prospect Interview
Name: Tre’quez Parks
School: Wilmington College
What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?
To help create better players around me, improve team chemistry, overcome any adversity during the season as a player and a team. Break a few records no matter what they are and to be all-conference/be the best safety in the conference! I accomplished all the goals I’ve set, but there’s always room to improve. I broke a few total tackles records and now I’m 4th in Wilmington college history with 376 total tackles, tied for 3rd with single game record of 20 tackles. Ended the season with 83 tackles in 8 games averaging 10.4, 4 PBUs, 2.5 sacks, 3.5 TFLs, and 1 pick 6, I was hoping to hit 100, but due to covid, I had to sit out 2 games early in the season.
Q: How do you think you took advantage of the extra year of eligibility to increase your chances of going pro?
The extra year helped me change my body to be more fit like a pro, the knowledge and IQ level went higher than before, I was able to be a lot stronger and faster and more consistent! The consistency on and off the field helped me a lot.
Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?
That I’m a team player, hard worker, leader, and motivator. Brings the energy to practices and games and that special teams matters to me alot because it’s a very important part of the game. I’m always early ready to lock in.
Q: When you are studying film, what are the things you focus on to improve your game?
Studying the little things like knowing everyone’s job in coverages and also studying offensive personnel, watching the little things in my stance and coverages/footwork. Studying what my teammates jobs are in the coverage, I’m looking at that so I know where I have help and what free plays I can possibly make! Watching WR stance, habits, and the routes they do the most. I think focusing on a lot of the little things throughout film studying really helped improve my game.
Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?
The film studying, I study film and special teams film! Being able to play multiple positions, the knowledge of knowing how to play multiple positions! I think my ability being able to cover at all times/tackling and coming down hill separates me.
Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?
Train everyday, no matter if it’s training my focus to stay consistent with my knowledge of the game, IQ level, working out, just always trying to improve day by day in all aspects to prepare for professional opportunities with my trainers.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
One of my favorite questions. My ability to always wanting to learn and work ethic, always trying to improve and push teammates to be the best on the field and off. Strong believer of “iron sharpens iron” I’m always up for the challenge. My ability to switch positions and still know the alignments and assignments for that position. The leadership, I’m always trying to be a leader, no matter the level. The style of the way I play, my strength of always being open minded and understanding all the little things. My attitude and smarts goes a long way on the field, it’ll help others around me.
Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL and any other pro leagues?
I’m meant to be here, small school doesn’t mean anything, I can adapt quick to any environment. I will always give 100% effort and special teams is a very important role I want to be apart of. The numbers don’t lie! Just need a chance to show what I can do!