Jabari Parker passed on playing basketball at BYU, but he never said anything about football.
According to some footage from @BYUFBVideo, Jabari made his way to the football practice field to get in some work earlier today.
@JabariParker with the one handed catch! Next Odell Beckham? #byufootball #GoCougs pic.twitter.com/WC84TV1bg9— BYU Football Video (@BYUFBvideo) May 16, 2016
Of course, Jabari won't actually be joining the football team (he has other obligations with the Milwaukee Bucks) but that didn't stop him from running some routes and showing off his football skills in Provo.
@JabariParker stopping by to put some work in. Just another day at the office #byufootball #gocougs pic.twitter.com/i6fNoMCg76— BYU Football Video (@BYUFBvideo) May 16, 2016
Based on the video alone, Jabari could be an impressive wide receiver at the college level. Standing at 6'8" and weighing in at 250 lbs, there is no question that he would be a great pass-catching tight end or flex receiver. (Just for reference, Mitch Matthews was a giant at 6'6".) It also doesn't hurt that Jabari's cousin, Harvey Unga, is one of the greatest BYU running backs in program history.
With BYU's change in offensive philosophy and emphasis on the tight end now would be a great time for Parker to join. If anything were to happen to his basketball career, Kalani Sitake and Ty Detmer would welcome him in with open arms.