Joe Perkins (Gene Swindoll, Gene's Page)

MRA 2020 DB Joe Perkins attends the MSU football camp

Madison-Ridgeland Academy class of 2020 defensive back Joe Perkins talks about his camp experience at Mississippi State.

  • Name: Joe Perkins
  • Classification: 2020
  • High School: Madison-Ridgeland Academy
  • Position: Defensive Back
  • HT: WT: 5-11.5, 177
  • Ranking: NR
  • Schools of Interest: Duke, Florida State, Kansas, Mississippi State, Ohio State, Ole Miss

There were several reasons he chose to attend the Mississippi State camp.

"I came to the camp to learn everything that I could, get better and compete," said Perkins. "And I also felt coming to the camp would help me get noticed. And I wanted to get a feel what a D-I camp would be like because my goal is to play at the Division-I level."

Overall, he was happy with the way he performed in the one-on-one drill.

"I feel like I did great," said Perkins. "I feel like I won more than I lost. And I believe the ones that I lost were due to simple mistakes that I made. It was partly due to new techniques that I am learning."

He came away impressed with his position coach at the camp, cornerbacks coach Terrell Buckley.

"He taught me new techniques that I have never heard of that really helps you with your footwork," said Perkins. "He also told me to work on the simple things because those are the things you need to know."

Although early in the recruiting process, Perkins is already starting to hear from several colleges.

"I am getting mail from schools that are camp invites," said Perkins. "I have received them from Florida State, University of Kansas, Ohio State, Duke. I don't have any offers, just mail."

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