Ryan Perrilloux Pledges To The Longhorns

After a wild weekend of reports talking about commitment possibilities for <b>Ryan Perrilloux</b>, the 6-2, 210-pound QB announced his decision to become a Longhorn on the radio in Louisiana.

"It's a great quarterback situation all around at Texas," said Ryan Perrilloux regarding his decision to choose UT over LSU, FSU, Florida, etc. "I really like the coaches, the fans, the facilities, everything."

TheInsiders.com No. 1-ranked QB in the nation and No. 3-ranked prospect overall said he called Texas OC Greg Davis yesterday to end the suspense.

"I told him I wanted to go there and that I wanted to be a Longhorn," Perrilloux said. "He was very excited and said he was going to tell all the coaches."

While some thought the pressure from friends and family wanting him to stay in-state would be something the Reserve East St. John QB would have to grapple with, Perrilloux said, "Everybody is wishing me the best. They said they wish I would have decided to play in Louisiana but they're happy for me and understand."

Another reason Perrilloux, voted "strongest arm" at the Elite 11 camp, opted for the Burnt Orange had to do with the fraternity of high-profile QBs Mack Brown and Co. have signed, including Chris Simms (now at Tampa Bay), Chance Mock and current Texas starter Vince Young.

"It feels great to go in behind those great quarterbacks and I want to do my best to go in and play great too," Perrilloux said. "It just feels good to be a part of that fraternity. Vince Young told me he's going to take me under his wing and show me the offense so I can be ready to take over when he leaves."

Texas, which did not ink a field general in the last two recruiting classes, snagged its second verbal at that position in the '05 class after landing Tuscola Jim Ned QB Colt McCoy May 15, 2004, providing much-needed depth for the future.

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