Player Primer: Byron Perkins
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Very underrated in terms of offers, De La Salle’s 2018 DB Byron Perkins is a lengthy DB who recently picked up his 2nd FBS offer from Purdue. We discussed his skill set he can bring to a college program, playing 7on7 with P.R.O. Trained and his way of leading on and off the field.
De La Salle
Commitment status: Undecided
Wt: 180 lbs
LPI: What are you going to do to take your game to the next level this offseason? Are you playing 7on7 or are you playing any other sports?
BP: Looking to forward to the upcoming season and prepping to take my game to the next level, my offseason has been filled with working on my reaction time and being a more explosive player. I am spending a lot of time studying film of past and current DB/WR. Currently I am playing for P.R.O. Fitness & Sports 7v7.
LPI: You currently have offers from Purdue and Louisiana Tech. What skill set can you bring to the table for a college football program?
BP: I think I can offer a lot to college program. My length, size, and speed can be beneficial when it comes to matching up with a WR. I like to think I use my hands well when in press coverage making it hard for receivers to get off the line. I love to compete with my teammates which makes us all better and I think any program could appreciate that.
LPI: Besides Purdue and Louisiana Tech, which schools have shown serious interest in you?
BP: I have had several schools show interest, but non as serious as Purdue.
LPI: Where have you visited most recently and do you have any planned visits or camps/showcases set?
BP: I have had the opportunity to visit Miami Ohio, Central and Western Michigan, all within the MAC and as of most recent Purdue. No planned visits at the moment.
LPI: On or off the field, how do you demonstrate leadership or go the extra mile for your teammates?
BP: On the field, I try to lead by example, extra workouts, more reps, and film study all which helps me to be a better leader. Also, I take pride in encouraging and teaching younger players on the team. If I am constantly leading by example it encourages my team to do so in the end we all striving to become the best team which we hope leads us to wins in the upcoming season.
LPI: Who are some of your teammates or training partners that you believe can play at the next level, but have gone overlooked by college coaches?
BP: Some teammates that I believe can compete at the next level are…
Ryan Mosley – A very underrated RB with a high arsenal of weapons like speed and power and aggression.
Frank Rammundo – He is a very over looked receiver in Illinois, very fast and elusive and hard for any nickel or corner to guard with quick feet and great hands.
Nick Boehm – One word that describes him best is power. A very brute force on the O and D line who can block on the second and third level.
Joe Bonds – MLB/WR/RB who is an all-around athlete. He is truly a freak of nature. Although he already has offers I still think he deserves to be on here.