Perrilloux Looking Forward to Michigan Visit

With only three quarterbacks coming out of the spring practice, and only one on the way this fall, Michigan looks to take one or maybe even two signal callers this recruiting season. One of the first QB's to receive an offer from the Wolverines is <b>Ryan Perrilloux</b> from East St. John's High School in Reserve, La. GoBlueWolverine Magazine spoke on Thursday with Perrilloux and his coach -- they are looking forward to a visit from someone Ryan has known for a long time.

"I like Coach Jackson a lot and have known him since the eighth grade," Ryan Perrilloux said. "He used to come down to my old school, John Curtis, and watch me play." Michigan recruiting fans will recall John Curtis is the school of former U-M target Marquis Hill, who eventually signed with LSU. It is likely Perrilloux caught the attention of the Michigan coach while he was visiting Hill.

The 6 foot 3, 207 pound Perrilloux earned first team All-State honors this past season. His senior year will be his third as East St. John's starting QB. He racked up impressive numbers during his junior campaign. He was 119 of 209 for 2,404 yards, 26 touchdowns with six interceptions. But Perrilloux isn't a one dimensional player, he also racked up 1274 yards rushing on 136 carries, a 9.3 yards-per-carry average. It could have been even more impressive. Perrilloux's coach, Larry Dauterive, told GBW, "He was on the bench about half-way into the third quarter for many of our games because we were blowing teams out. We averaged 53 points a game last year."

Perrilloux attended the LSU Nike Camp but didn't test in any category. He reports a forty time of 4.5 and said he prefers a run-and-gun type of offense. He has offers from top programs all over the country. "I really don't have a favorite though," he said. "I didn't have one growing up, but I like Michigan a lot. I might go to camp up there -- I need to talk to Coach Jackson about that. He's suppose to come visit soon." He said he does plan to camp at Florida State and Texas.

East St. John's has hosted several coaching staffs during the spring evaluation period. "Florida State, LSU, Arkansas, and Tennessee have been by so far," Perrilloux said.

Perrilloux said he has a 3.25 grade-point-average and scored a 16 on his ACT, which he plans to take again in June. He is undecided on a major. "I'm going to wait through the entire process before I decide," he said. "As far as leaving the state that's no problem, my mom is going to move to wherever I decide to play."

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