Focus 2005

Florida State's future at quarterback appears bright, as the Seminoles added the highly-touted pair of <b>Drew Weatherford</b> and <b>Xavier Lee</b> earlier this month on National Signing Day. Even so, FSU has its eyes on one of the south's top quarterbacks in <B>Ryan Perrilloux</b> of Reserve East St John. La. Perrilloux says he already has around 19 scholarship offers and the list keeps growing. Click here to see where FSU ranks on his list.

Quarterback Ryan Perrilloux of Reserve East St John, La., says he already has around 19 scholarship offers and the list keeps growing.

"Nebraska was the first school to offer me during my JR season and then after Signing Day I got a lot more offers," Ryan Perrilloux said.

Ryan favors Louisiana St slightly over Michigan, USC, Texas, Miami and Florida St. All have offered. The Tigers are only one hour from Ryan's house, but he says distance will not be a factor.

"Distance doesn't matter. I'll be looking at a good passing team and I want to make sure that the QB is the go to guy. I'll look at all the schools," he said. "I like Michigan because they put QBs in the league. They have like seven QBs in the NFL. It's a great program.

"USC is good because they throw the ball a lot and they also have great RBs. They keep the QB surrounded by great players.

"I like Louisiana St because they run a very balanced offense and it's very similar to what we run. I think they need a more mobile QB. I'll be attending their Jr Day on Feb 29."

Even though Lousiana St is the closest, Ryan says he grew up watching Florida St.

"I always liked their passing game. They always throw the ball a lot," he said. "Every school I talk to tells me I'll be their top QB this year and that I'm the first QB they've offered. They tell me they usually don't offer guys this early. Competition is everywhere and that's what makes you better so I'm not too worried about it right now."

Ryan passed for around 2600 yds with 20 TDs and only 5 picks. He also rushed for 1500 yds and 22 TDs.

"I do it all,"he said. "I can run and throw. I have a lot of time to throw and I have a real strong arm. I'm also real fast and the type of QB that everyone wants. I want to improve reading defenses and my anticipation."

BPs 280/SQs 470/VJ 32

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