Carlton Perkins was one of the top rushers in Louisiana last season despite a hamstring injury. He…
Perkins plans three visits
Carlton Perkins has offers from North Texas, Minnesota, Memphis and the in-state Ragin' Cajuns (UL). "I've been talking to Coach (Jay) Sawvel at Minnesota," Perkins said. "He's recruiting me as a cornerback. He wants me to keep in touch frequently. I also like the Cajuns and I like Nebraska. I plan to visit Nebraska, Minnesota and, of course, UL. "Coach (Tim) Rebowe is recruiting me for the Cajuns. He likes everything about me. He says I could be a good slot receiver at UL. I'd be able to run the ball on draws and fit well with their system. They have a great back, Effrem Reed, who played at Dutchtown. Coach Rebowe says I'd fit in good with him." Perkins, who can play on either side of the ball, is getting interest from Nebraska. "They've been sending me a whole bunch of stuff," Perkins said. "I talked to my coach at Walker, and he said Nebraska has always been a top program with top facilities. "I would like to play offense at Nebraska. Looking at the running backs they've had through the years, I'm a good fit for their program too." Perkins is also hearing from Ole Miss. "I've talked to Coach (Grant) Heard," he said. "Ole Miss has talked about offering." 5A Walker went 3-7 in 2011. Perkins and Alex Johnson from Carencro were the state's top two rushers during the regular season. Perkins eclipsed the 300-yard mark twice, including a 373-yard performance (with six touchdowns) in his team's 46-38 win over Riverdale. "I'm going to do the same things this season for my team," he said. "I'll be at safety and running back. We have a new offensive coordinator, but I'll still be taking some direct snaps in the wildcat." During his junior year, Perkins played running back, quarterback and defensive back. He saw substantial action at receiver earlier during his career.
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