Junior Update: Ryan Perrilloux Talks Texas

With the Longhorns failing to sign a quarterback in their last two recruiting classes, inking at least one big time QB will be Mack Brown's No. 1 priority this year. As a result, the Horns have set their sights on one of the nation's top prospects in the 2005 recruiting class.

Reserve, Louisiana quarterback Ryan Perrilloux will likely be among the top signal callers in the country during this upcoming high school football season. The senior-to-be possesses the dual-threat skills under center that college coaches covet. Perrilloux stands at 6-3, 207 pounds and can burn opponents with his arm or his 4.5 forty speed.

The East St. John High School star currently holds 15 written scholarship offers from some of the biggest names in college football, including Texas, LSU, Tennessee, Nebraska, Alabama and Ole Miss.

Jason Williams: Who are your favorite schools currently?

Ryan Perrilloux: In no particular order they are Texas, LSU, Tennessee, Ole Miss., Florida and USC.

JW: What are you looking for in a school?

RP: I am looking for a school that has great facilities and a great program. I also want to play in an offense that runs four-wide sets, one-back shotgun, throws the deep ball and 20-yard outs.

JW: Who is recruiting you the hardest at this point?

RP: Michigan is right now. They want me to come up for a basketball game, but I am not sure if I will because it is pretty far and it is really cold up there now.

Interest level in Texas?

"Right now Texas is my number one school, my favorite. That could change if I find someone better, but I like Texas a lot right now. They have a good shot at obtaining one of my official visits," stated Perrilloux.

Thoughts on Texas' offense?

"Texas runs the four-wide receiver sets, the one-back sets, the shotgun and the option, just like we do. I also like the fact that Texas has not signed a quarterback in the last two years," the signal caller said.

Perrilloux plans on attending one-day summer camps at Tennessee, Ole Miss., Texas, USC and Michigan.

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