2009 Introduction: Perris Blackwell

Perris Blackwell, a talented young post from Etiwanda High in Southern California, has a couple offers from the WCC and Big West...

Perris Blackwell, 6-7 SR C/PF Etiwanda (Calif.) High, has seen his recruitment pick up a bit after a strong showing in the spring and summer.

I spoke with Blackwell recently and he gave me a list of schools that have been in contact with him.

"Santa Clara, Washington, San Diego State, Pepperdine and UC Riveride have been the main ones," said Blackwell.

When asked which schools have offered a scholarship, Blackwell replied, "Santa Clara and UCR."

Blackwell talked a little about the issues he'll consider when picking a school.

"The chance to play immediately as a freshman, the location -- what the campus is like -- and someplace that can help me get to the next level," said Blackwell.

Blackwell said he has no leader at this time and he's wide open.

When I asked about the timing of his decision, Blackwell said, "I want to sign before next season."

Blackwell said he has a 3.2 GPA.

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