Trent Perkins Talks About Committing to OSU

Trent Perkins sounded very excited to talk about his Oklahoma State commitment. Perkins, a 6-4 1/2, 270-pound offensive tackle prospect, said he called OSU head coach Mike Gundy and assistant head coach Joe DeForest on Saturday to tell them he was committing. He had just seen the coaches on Thursday in Dallas at Oklahoma State's satellite camp at Richardson Berkner High School.

"I called them on Saturday," said Perkins. "I really like the coaching staff and the way the program is going and it's the best fit for me right now. It's not so close to my home (Alice is down by the Texas Gulf Coast), but I have lots of relatives near by. I have a sister in Dallas, relatives in Arkansas, and two cousins in Dallas. They are all close by and can see me play and I can visit them."

Perkins said he was recruited by TCU, Louisiana-Lafayette and Texas Tech.
"LSU and Oklahoma also spoke to me," added Perkins.

He is a big man that moves fast. He said he didn't know what OSU clocked him in at the satellite camp, but his best time in the 40 is a 4.94 timed by handheld stopwatch. He has great strength numbers with a 400 pound max on the bench and a 550 max on the squat.

Alice struggled to just four wins last season, but Perkins is hopeful that his senior season will be much better.

"We got a new coach, and I haven't met all the coaching staff yet," said Perkins. "I think we've got talent and I know there is more enthusiasm, so I'm looking forward to us playing much better this season."

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