Posted: 1:45 pm Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

At least three sites rank Jupiter’s Cody Parkey the nation’s No. 1 kicker 

By Jason Lieser

Jupiter senior Cody Parkey is easily this area’s top returning kicker, and several recruiting websites believe is No. 1 nationally.

Rivals.com, KohlsKicking.com and ChrisSailerKicking.com all rate Parkey the top kicking prospect in his class.

“I’ve always wanted to be No. 1 in the rankings, but it comes with a lot of pressure,” Parkey said.

Parkey (right) with brother Doug in 2008. (Gary Coronado/The Palm Beach Post)

Parkey (right) with brother Doug in 2008. (Gary Coronado/The Palm Beach Post)

“I’ve worked hard for it. I’ve been to all these camps and I’ve performed better than anyone else.”

Scout.com has him No. 2 behind St. Thomas Aquinas’ Michael Palardy, a Tennessee commit.

Parkey (6-0, 180) committed to Auburn last year and said he is not considering other options. He is No. 8 on The Big Board.