"They've got a great coaching staff and it's close to home," Perkins said. "It's a nice environment." Perkins resides 10 minutes from the Florida Atlantic campus.
In speaking of his commitment, Perkins was superfluous with his praise of the coaching staff.
"Everyone is experienced. Coach Doherty is a great coach and a great guy. Coach Walters played in the NBA and Coach Stafford has been around some of the best coaches. They're all experienced and they'll push me to the limit."
The Citadel went into Georgia, from where it presently has two kids on its active roster, and nabbed a quality point guard in the Class of 2006. Dunwoody High standout Kierre Jordan cast his lot with The Citadel this week.
In picking The Citadel, he passed on offers from Tennessee Tech and Charleston Southern.
Jordan liked the fact he gets to take command of a team right from the start. "I would be able to have the ball in my hands for four years," Jordan said. "It's a chance to lead the team like I do my high school team. It's another step up. It'll be a challenge but I'll work hard to get it done."