'I Might be there in Purple and White'
Ryan Perrilloux, the nation's top quarterback from East St. John High school in Reserve, Louisiana committed to the University of Texas and Mack Brown's Longhorns in late July of this year and although he notes his commit is "solid to Texas," Ryan also said he is "opening things up and will take visits."
When asked if he wanted to let KSU fans know anything?
"Tell them to keep looking out for me, watch out, I might be there in Purple and White."
Encouraging news for Cat fans- as Ryan had never mentioned the Wildcats previously in his recruitment. Seemingly out of nowhere, K-State is now on the radar for the nation's top passer and Coach Michael Smith (Running Backs Coach) will get the credit if the Cats land one of the Nation's Bluest of Bluechips.
"Coach Smith is recruiting my for K-State. I get along really well with him and the other coaches there but Coach Smith is the one recruiting me."
Perrilloux stands at roughly 6-foot-3 and 210 pounds and runs a speedy 4.5 in the 40-yard dash. He completed his junior year with staggering numbers through the air---completing 119 of 209 pass attempts for 2,404 yards with 26 touchdowns and only 6 interceptions. One the ground, Ryan rushed the ball 136 times for 1,274 and 21 touchdowns.
More encouraging for the Cats however is the fact that Perrilloux is in the process of setting up an official visit to Manhattan.
"I really do not know too too much about the school so I really want to come out and check them out and see the school and have a look around. I am going to set up a visit there for sure, once the season ends I will start setting that visit up and go there. I am taking a big interest in Kansas State and we (Coach Smith) are going to set that up after the season. I want to have a look around, see the facilities and talk to the coaches" he said.
In regards to the Wildcat program and what it is he likes, Ryan had this to say:
"I know they have a good program and that they compete every year with everybody and they have a good offensive system, something similar to ours. It is just a good school and a good program with good coaches."
More particularly in regards to the Cat offense:
"The K-State offense is very similar to what we run. They do a lot of stuff with the quarterback and take advantage of some of the things I do best. That is really it, they run a lot of things with their quarterback and I like that."
As for his commitment to Texas and what has opened up his recruitment, Ryan said there are a couple items that are involved that he is considering that have him looking at all options.
"I am pretty solid on my commitment. It is just I want to stay wide-open you know. I am committed but I want to get a top five and take some visits and see what everyone else has to offer. I do not want to just be locked into that one school and not like it. That is why I want to take all five visits and look around and see what everyone else has to offer."
I asked Ryan if there was anything else that was affecting his recruitment right now and his decision to look at other schools.
"I have been open (in recruiting). It's just I have been hearing a lot of stuff that is going on in Austin and you know I am pretty solid in my commitment but I want to keep things open. I mean just in case something happens that is major, I just want to have other options and some other schools to choose from."
Ryan will be attending the US Army All-American Game in San Antonio highlighting the Nation's Best High School talent-- which Scout.com is the exclusive partner. We will have exclusive interviews with Ryan from San Antonio and it goes without saying we will be checking in with Ryan throughout the season to keep everyone updated on all details of his recruitment.
Clearly the recruitment for the Nation's top rated Quarterback by Scout.com is starting to heat up – so stay tuned Cats.
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