UT Official Visit Update: Ryan Perrilloux

Word circulating around the internet over the last several weeks had LSU inching closer to Texas in the battle for the nation's No. 1 QB </b>Ryan Perrilloux</b>. This weekend, however, the Reserve, Louisiana signal caller</b> tripped to the Capital City of Texas for his UT official visit. So where do the Horns stand now with the 5-star blue-chip "soft verbal"?

"I'm firm to Texas," Ryan Perrilloux said. "I'm 100 percent to UT."

So, the 60-40 and 65-35 talk with regard to the percentage lead Mack Brown and Co. have on Nick Saban and Co. in the race to land the 6-1.5, 210-pound field general took a huge turn in favor of the Burnt Orange.

"I'm 100 percent solid to Texas," Perrilloux reiterated. "The visit there firmed up my commitment. So, I'm going to Texas."

UT head coach Brown has to like the sound of that.

"I talked to Coach Brown and he was wanting to make sure that I'm going there," Perrilloux said, "which I am, so he doesn't have anything to worry about."

The East St. John passer, with an absolute cannon for an arm, said he took his "mom, step-dad and sister."

"I haven't had a chance to really sit down with them and talk about the trip yet," Perrilloux informed, "but from what I could tell -- without going over it yet -- they really liked it a lot."

The U.S. Army/Scout.com All-American's player host was UT starting QB Vince Young.

"It was tight hangin' out with VY," Perrilloux said. "I pretty much just chilled out with him the whole time, playin' Madden and stuff."

Asked about his relationship with the Texas QB and future mentor, Perrilloux said, "He pretty much treats me like his little brother. He's just a real cool dude and wants me to go there. He said he'll take me under his wing and show me the ropes."

Regarding the official visit agenda of the nation's No. 4 overall prospect, Perrilloux said he still plans on taking his Florida State official (1/21) and one week following that will head to Baton Rouge for his LSU official (1/28). Kansas State was previously set up for a mid-week visit sandwiched in between the two officials to FSU and LSU, but Perrilloux said he's decided against taking that trip. At this time, UT is solidly in the lead, but with FSU and LSU still on the official visit itinerary, those two programs still have a shot.

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