Locus Valley (N.Y.) Friends Academy running back Tyrone Perkins was the first player to commit to Syracuse in the 2015 class. Since his decision, he has been continually working on getting better to make his senior season his best yet.
"I've basically just worked on getting bigger," Perkins said. "I've done a lot of weight lifting and agility work with my personal trainer. It's definitely help me progress this spring."
"Syracuse stays in contact with me," Perkins said. "We talk about my upcoming season and my personal life. My family and stuff and how I'm going to keep working on getting ready to play division one football. We talk about academics too."
A return trip to Central New York is in the works for the three-star back.
"I'm going to one of the one day camps," Perkins said. "I'm going to participate. Just to show the coaches what they're getting."
Perkins is also looking to help the Orange recruit. In fact, he said he was in communication with the offensive linemen (Sam Clausman, Colin Byrne and Cody Conway) before they committed. He wants to continue to help Syracuse grab offensive linemen to pave the way for him in the ground game.
The Friends Academy standout has a busy summer ahead. The good news for the Orange faithful is that part of those plans is not checking out other schools.
"I'm not planning to visit anywhere else," Perkins said. "But like I said, I'll be going up to Syracuse. I'll also be playing in some 7-on-7s with my school and play in some basketball tournaments. That and working on getting better for football season."