Posted: 12:00 p.m. Monday, April 21, 2014 Class of 2015 football recruits: No. 9 Daniel Parr

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By Anthony Chiang

Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

Let’s continue the countdown and take a look at the ninth-ranked player on the Class of 2015 Big Board. Oh, and he’s a fan of the song “Black and Yellow.”

No. 9 Daniel Parr, Quarterback, Dwyer

6-foot-3, 190 pounds

Offers: Marshall, Florida Atlantic, Akron, Yale

Q & A with Parr

Q: How important is this senior season to your overall future?

A: In terms of showcasing myself, this season is even more important than last year. Johnnie Dixon, Ezra Saffold, Clint Stephens and Alonzo Smith are all gone. It’s my turn to step up and take control of the offense.

Q: What’s your early impression of the new coaching staff at FAU?

A: I really like head coach Charlie Partridge and offensive coordinator Brian Wright. What they’re doing is probably what FAU should have been doing a long time ago. I think they are going in the right direction.

Q: Have you been able to build chemistry with star transfer wide receiver Tavares Martin in the offseason?

A: We’ve been talking every day. We throw every Tuesday and Friday. We’ve gotten to build some chemistry in the couple of months he has been at Dwyer.

Coach’s take: “It’s going to be hard to top the year he had last year because it was off the charts. But I think he’s going to be a better player. I don’t know if his numbers will match up the same, but I definitely think he’s going to be a better player. He has probably gained 15 pounds of muscle and he’s throwing the ball really well.” — Dwyer head coach Jack Daniels

Last year’s stats: Parr threw for 36 touchdowns and more than 3,000 yards as a junior, leading Dwyer to its second state title. In the process, he threw just four interceptions to finish the season, giving him a touchdown-to-interception ratio of nine.

Breakdown: Parr enters his senior season with high expectations after an incredible junior year. His football IQ and pinpoint accuracy make him a tough quarterback to scheme against. Parr showed last year that he likes to spread the ball around, taking what opposing defenses give him. Despite that, the question is whether Parr can post similar numbers after losing most of the offensive weapons he had last year.

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