Perkins Still Searching

Posted Oct 2, 2013

The Bobcats of Jones County Junior College have had two solid weeks. A week after knocking off the nation's #1, Mississippi Gulf Coast, JCJC defeated defending region 23 champion Co-Lin. Adarrius Perkins has worked to make a contribution during his time in Ellisville. This season is proving to be the one Perkins was hoping for.

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"Coach (Ray) Perkins has been keeping us fresh and healthy, because you know sometimes in JuCo you have a Saturday game and then you have to turn around and play that next Thursday.

"There's not always a lot of time to turn things around, so the key is to know everything you are supposed to do.

"We work hard, but we do our best to stay fresh."

The FCAHS product reports that he has learned a lot under the direction of former Alabama head man and current JCJC head coach Ray Perkins.

"He is a good coach and he knows a lot," said Perkins. "He is not scared to try things.

"He does things that are different and sometimes we don't always understand at first.

"Once we do what he wants us to do, then things always seem to work out for the best."

Perkins has lined up all over the field at different points in his playing career.

Even while at JCJC, Perkins has moved around position wise.

"I am doing okay and I am making some plays," said Perkins. "I am not getting to do all that I want to do, but I am the type of player that is happy as long as we are winning.

"I have moved from offense to defense, because we have had some injuries.

"I have played some at safety and I am satisfied playing whatever as long as we are winning."

Perkins signed with Mississippi State out of high school.

The second go around, Perkins has found the offers a little hard to come by in the early going, but he is optimistic that things will pick up near season's end.

"I have spoke with Southern (Mississippi) a couple of times," said Perkins. "I have talked some with Akron and West Alabama and some schools like that.

"I haven't really talked to a lot of big time schools so far this year.

"I am really just looking for a place where I can be really involved in the plans.

"Coming out of JuCo, I don't have a lot of time to keep playing.

"I want to go somewhere that has a plan for me and they need me to come in and play."

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