“It was a great time. Everything was just the best there -- the facilities, the atmosphere, all the coaches -- and I had a great time,” he said. “It’s just really impressive, how much recruiting staff they have, and how detailed the visits are. It definitely left a big impression. I definitely got the full scoop of what’s going on there.”
What stuck out?
“Football-wise, I’d definitely say the stadium, as well as their facilities,” Perrott said. “I really like where it’s located. It’s very scenic. Non-football, I really like the coaching staff, as well as the academic aspect of Berkeley.”
Perrot and his father met with academic advisors and offensive line coach Zach Yenser, talking about the offense and “the types of things they do.”
While Perrott doesn’t run an offense like the Bear Raid in high school – it’s more of a power-run game, he said – he could still see himself as part of the Cal offensive front.
“I was watching the offensive line the whole game, during warm-ups, trying to get a feel for what it’s like to play there, and they types of things they do, the type of scheme they run,” Perrott said. “I feel like it’s a pretty good fit. I’m a more athletic offensive lineman, I think, and they’re always in two-point stances and pass protecting, so that’s a pretty good fit for me, I think.”
The 6-foot-5, 270-pounder has offers from the Bears, Boise State, Colorado State, Indiana, Nevada, New Mexico, San Diego State, UNLV and Wyoming, and spent much of his time with player host John Porchivina, including when he went to head coach Sonny Dykes’s house for dinner after the game.
“It was a really cool experience,” Perrott said. “The food was great. We got to sit around and watch Florida State-Notre Dame with a couple of the players and the coaches. It was fun just seeing his house.”
The game watching party happened in Dykes’s basement, with a big-screen TV on the wall and a pool table.
“It was definitely a really nice house,” Perrott said. “We played a little bit of pool, there was great food that was being served, and we were there for about an hour, just hanging out.”
Perrott is trying to take another visit this weekend and plans on making his decision soon.
“I haven’t set up anything yet. Maybe Boise,” Perrott said. “Hopefully, I can get something lined up with Indiana. I was scheduled to visit Boise in about a month, but I’m trying to move it to this weekend so I can make a decision soon.”
Perrott is thinking of making his decision by the end of this week or the beginning of next. With tight end Matt Snyder also planning on making his decision by the end of the month, it could be a very productive 10 days for the Bears on the recruiting front.