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Recruiters, coaches often conflicted about multisport athletes

Originally Published: July 30, 2008
By Brendan Murphy | ESPN.com

While Clemson's Kyle Parker was powering his way to ACC baseball freshman of the year honors -- during what would have been the final semester of his senior year of high school, had he not graduated early -- he also was falling behind. He wasn't in the film room. He wasn't studying his playbook.

Parker is a rare specimen in college athletics. During the spring he's a utility man, beating the opposition with power and precision. During the fall, he's a dual-threat QB -- one of the ...

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