Several media outlets are reporting that one of the country's top basketball recruits, Jabari Parker, was in Provo leading up to BYU's season-opening football game against Washington State.
Sources confirmed to the Daily Herald that the visit was an unofficial one, meaning Parker — who is Mormon — paid his own way from his Chicago-area home.
It remains to be seen what five schools the highly sought-after 6-foot-8 forward will allow to show him around in person. Parker visited the area in the spring, too.
Right now he still lists 10 schools: BYU, Duke, DePaul, Kansas, Florida, Georgetown, Michigan State, Kentucky, North Carolina and Stanford. He has insisted that his list revealed on Twitter was in no particular order. He is still a senior this winter.
He spent time with BYU coach Dave Rose, who also attended the Thursday night football game and participated in a brief ceremony on the field honoring a prominent athletic-department supporter.


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