Three new offers for four-star Perkins


Since decommitting from Notre Dame in October, a number of schools have contacted South Bend (Ind.) Washington athlete David Perkins, and three new schools have offered the four-star prospect.

Arizona State, Pittsburgh and Vanderbilt offered Perkins, who plays both linebacker and running back, over the last few weeks.

So any of them standing out?

“All of them are,” Perkins said.

Perkins, ranked third in the state of Indiana, sat down with Washington coach Antwon Jones Tuesday and will do so again over the next few days as they attempt to build Perkins’ top five and official visit list. As of now, Perkins said he hasn’t committed to any official visits, but Missouri will likely receive one.

“I had a Missouri coach come by again [Wednesday],” Perkins said. “He was telling me he wants me to get out there. He talked to me and gave me an overview.

“What I like about them is they want me on offense and defense just as bad. They really like me on both sides of the ball. So on either side I can come down and play.”

Indiana, LSU, Oregon and Southern Methodist are four other schools that have already met with Perkins this week or will meet with him soon. LSU and Oregon are two schools that have been linked to Perkins previously.

“Oregon was on me on defense, and I feel I fit into their defensive scheme real good,” he said.

“[LSU and Oregon] are both giving me the chance to come in and play early at least on special teams or something and maybe get in the rotation my sophomore year. They’re both really good schools.”

Perkins, the No. 43 athlete in the country, and Notre Dame mutually parted ways on Oct. 31. Perkins hasn’t put much focus on recruiting since his team was in the playoffs, which ended this past weekend with a loss in the Indiana Class 4A state title to Midwest power Indianapolis Cathedral.