Locus Valley (N.Y.) Friends Academy running back Tyrone Perkins was one of several recruits on campus Friday night when Syracuse faced Louisville. He was one of two commits, along with kicker Sterling Hofrichter, and took in his first college game.
”It was a good trip,” Perkins said. “I had a good time. It was my first college football game ever. It was a lot of fun being on the field during warmups and everything. It was just an overall good time even though we lost.”
”I talked to coach Acosta and coach Smith,” Perkins said. “We were just talking about my knee and how I was feeling. Just how the game went and stuff. I talked to the other recruits too. I told them how good of a place it was. That they would really feel welcomed if they came here.”
Being the three-star running back’s first college game, this trip will be a memorable one. Despite Syracuse struggling on the field, it did not impact Perkins commitment status or make him question his decision. He says he is still looking forward to his time with the Orange when he arrives next summer.
”It was a lot of fun,” Perkins said. “Something that I can’t wait to be a part of. Guys were looking like they were having a great time. It was a great atmosphere. And I thought the uniforms looked really nice. I’ve heard that the fans want more orange but I like how the uniforms look.”
Perkins is missing his senior season with a knee injury. He is schedule to have surgery on the knee soon and says he rehab is going well.
”I’m getting surgery on October 17th now,” Perkins said. “I’ve just been rehabbing it. My leg is getting a lot stronger. I feel like I’m going to come back a lot stronger than before.”