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OT Perkins proves himself at Army Bowl

SAN ANTONIO - - Longhorns offensive tackle commitment Kent Perkins (Lake Highlands, Texas/Lake Highlands) is usually the big man on campus, figuratively and literally.

During his week in San Antonio for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, however, Perkins found looking eye-level with several other high-profile recruits. That took some getting used to.

“The first day of practice I had to get used to the size of everybody,” said Perkins, who stands 6-foot-5 and has slimmed down to 295 pounds.

Once he got his bearings and figured out the type of strength he’d have to play with, it was back to usual for the No. 6 offensive tackle and No. 81 player overall in the ESPN 150.

“I feel like I got better a lot,” Perkins said. “The second day of practice I started dominating and the last day of practice [Thursday] I just got better and better. I am getting better.”