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Four-star Perkins will alter visit schedule

12/28/2011

Four-star athlete David Perkins (South Bend, Ind./Washington) is rethinking his planned official visits once again.

The one-time Notre Dame commit had three scheduled visits to Ohio State (Jan. 13), LSU (Jan. 20) and Tennessee (Jan. 27) next month, but he says only the Ohio State trip is set in stone. The LSU visit will be canceled as Perkins is no longer considering the Tigers.

Perkins was also scheduled to visit Michigan State on Dec. 16 but canceled that visit. He didn’t make a visit that weekend after officially visiting Missouri on Dec. 9. The Spartans are not out of it, though.

“Michigan State, Illinois, Oregon, Tennessee,” Perkins said are the teams he is considering for potentially three visit dates.

Of those teams, Illinois is the newcomer of the group. The previous staff at Illinois recruited Perkins, but he was not interested in the Illini until Tim Beckman was named the program’s new coach in early December.

“With the new staff I like [Illinois] a lot more,” he said.

“They are all really cool people and real good coaches. They want me at running back primarily but they said I can play whatever I want.”

Perkins, ranked third in the state of Indiana, committed to Notre Dame in the summer but both player and program decided to go their separate ways in late October. The 6-foot-1, 210-pound senior is being recruited as both a linebacker and running back.