December 14, 2011

Perkins ready to meet with Vrabel

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It is no secret that one area where the Ohio State coaching staff is looking to finish strong on the recruiting trail is at the linebacker position. Through graduation, injuries, and transfers, the linebacker position has become thin and in need of added depth and one of the top remaining targets at the position is South Bend (Ind.) Washington product David Perkins. The 6-foot-2, 209-pound prospect was offered recently by the Buckeyes and has been in regular contact with the coaching staff ever since.

"We talk daily," said Perkins of his interaction with the Ohio State staff. "That's a school that is real high on my list."

The Buckeyes are on a roll on the recruiting trail this week, securing two new verbal commitments and keeping four-star running back Bri'onte Dunn in the fold. Perkins has definitely taken notice of the recent movement and he is slated to make an official visit to Columbus on January 13th. On Wednesday, the talented athlete will be paid a visit at his school by his main recruiter from Ohio State.

"I'm real excited about the recruits they're getting," he said. "Me and coach (Mike) Vrabel, we talk daily and he's actually going to be at the school tomorrow."

Perkins and Vrabel have hit it off recently and the visit at the school is a chance to continue to build on that relationship.

"We just talk about recruiting a lot," Perkins said. "We talk about all of the stuff that has happened (both with Ohio State and Perkins' individual recruitment) and all of the possibilities at Ohio State."

Perkins is also expected to make visits to LSU, Michigan State, and Tennessee over the next month, after visiting Missouri this past weekend. While all of these schools have a chance to 'wow' Perkins and land a commitment, he insists that he will make all of his visits before coming to a decision.

"After I take all of my visits I should be able to make my decision (quickly)," he said. "That will probably be at the end of January."

Perkins is rated a four-star prospect by and the No. 155 player in the nation.


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