Now former University of Central Florida football player Parker Boudreaux has officially signed a WWE developmental deal according to Dave Meltzer in this week's Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
Fightful had first reported that Boudreaux, who bears a resemblance to Brock Lesnar, was recently backstage during NXT TV tapings and that there was an agreement on a deal between he and WWE.
No start date was announced. While the university is in Orlando, Florida, it's unclear whether the current junior will leave school altogether or attend classes to finish out his degree while training at the Performance Center. He is also an Orlando native.
Meltzer has reported that Paul Heyman has endorsed the heavily tattooed Boudreaux, who stands 6'4" and weighs 315 pounds. After missing last season with a concussion, the offensive lineman wasn't listed on the team's roster for next season. He was a standout player in high school and, at one point, was ranked as the 21st top recruit in the country at the guard position by ESPN.