Jalen Parrish Is The News19 Player of the Week

Swansea's route to the region title was helped by the work of senior Jalen Parrish.

Jalen Parrish started off as a defensive stopper but Swansea head coach Chris Register says Parrish worked on his game to the point where he could be a reliable scorer if the situation called for it. Jalen's development was one of the reasons why the Tigers captured the Region 3-AAAAA title.

In the classroom, Jalen has maximized his potential in that arena - he is currently maintaining a 4.3 grade point average. He plans on attending Coastal Carolina with an eye on majoring in communications with an emphasis on advertising and public relations. He is also considering competing in track and field with the Chanticleers.

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No doubt he will take his community-minded approach to Conway as he has been a part of several worthwhile efforts including Adopt a Family and Highway Clean-Up days.