Adarrius Perkins is settling in to the recruiting process, but reports that the bulk of his spring…
Perkins' Comfort Zone
Adarrius Perkins, the 6-foot-2, 210-pound three-star wide receiver/defensive back from Forrest County Agriculture High School in Brooklyn, Miss., says he has offers from Tennessee, Ole Miss, Southern Miss, Mississippi State and Arkansas State and admits he favors the in-state programs. Perkins has already attended junior days at Ole Miss and Mississippi State. "Ole Miss has a great campus," Perkins said. "It's a very big campus but I know my way around. I've been there a few times already and I'm comfortable there. It's a nice place. I know some people that go there." He lives about four hours from Ole Miss and is about three hours from Mississippi State. "I know some people that went there," he said about the Bulldogs. "My (guidance) counselor went there and she loved it. "I think that program is building right now," he said about Mississippi State. "In a few years they'll be a very good team." The first school to offer Perkins was Southern Miss in February and he says he lives about 10 minutes from the Golden Eagles. "Distance isn't a big deal," he said. "I'll stay in-state or go away. It doesn't matter. "But I know the coaches (at Southern Miss) pretty well and have a good relationship with them," he said. "That program seems to be coming up too. They said they weren't sure if they want me on offense or defense." Perkins says that no school has specified a position yet. "I don't care," he said about his preference to play receiver or defensive back. This summer Perkins plans to attend camps at Ole Miss, Southern Miss and Mississippi State. He says he may also try to visit Tennessee for their spring game. "I haven't been there yet," he said about Knoxville. "I've heard it's a good school." Perkins plans to attend the Georgia spring game as well, but the ‘Dawgs are not recruiting him. Growing up Perkins says he followed Ohio State, but the Buckeyes are not recruiting him. "I remember when I was young I liked the colors and the players they had," he said. Perkins says he does not have a timeframe for making a decision. "If I find someplace I like, I'll commit," he said. "I don't need to wait on nothing. "I want to be around good people and coaches," he said. "I don't care about the team record and stuff like that. I just want to be around people that I like." Perkins finished his junior season with 70 tackles and five interceptions (one for a touchdown). He also caught 20 receptions for two scores and has one kick returned for a touchdown and one punt returned for a touchdown. "I play hard and do whatever I can do to win," he said. "I'm pretty smart and don't make a lot of mistakes." He says he has a 28-inch vertical jump. "I want to get stronger and be more explosive," he said. "I'm also working on my conditioning, footwork and technique." He reports a 2.5 core GPA and is taking the ACT on April 9.
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