Locust Valley (N.Y.) three-star running back Tyrone Perkins was the first player to commit to Syracuse in the 2015 class. Now about to embark on his senior season, he has suffered an injury that will not allow him to play in a single game this year.
Perkins told CuseNation.com that during a scrimmage on Saturday he tore both his ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) and PCL (posterior cruciate ligament) in his knee.
"I was hit from behind," Perkins said. "I planted and my knee buckled."
The news came as an obvious blow to Perkins.
"It's taking a toll on me," Perkins said. "I'm not used to do doing nothing. I was pretty scared yesterday. It happened in my scrimmage yesterday morning."
Perkins will rehab and hopes to be ready to go when he arrives at Syracuse next summer.
"I just want to come back better than before," Perkins said. "I'm going to bust my butt to do it."