Tailback Perkins Getting Noticed

He's probably one of the top players in the west, and Lodi (Calif.) High running back Jordan Perkins is getting noticed. The 6-0, 180-pounder already has two scholarship offers and more threatening to offer...

Lodi (Calif.) running back Jordan Perkins (6-0, 180) is one of the top players in his region in the class of 2011 and already Perkins has a pair of scholarship offers.

"My first offer was from UTEP, and it was a big deal since it was my first offer," said Perkins. "My second offer came about a week later from Stanford, so that was exciting and a big deal. I got to visit their school for their Junior Day and it was really cool. I loved everything about it."

Perkins has a host of other schools showing interest in him, having requested his film, and indicated that they are further evaluating him.

"I have some other schools, like South Florida, Cal, Fresno State, Oregon, UCLA, Washington and Washington State," said Perkins.

Perkins has a busy spring and summer planned.

"I'll visit UTEP in the summer, and I'll fly out and visit some other places. I'm going to the Nike Camp at Stanford, I'm probably going to the Washington camp, the South Florida camp, maybe the Nebraska camp, and then to Vanderbilt, UTEP and UCLA," said Perkins. "I'm open to going anywhere, not just the West Coast."

Perkins isn't in a rush to decide. "I'd love to be able to take some visits, and I hope I can take some during the season and see some games," said Perkins. "I'll decide sometime during my senior year."

Perkins said he thinks three schools could be close to offering. "I think South Florida could be next and Cal is pretty close and possibly Washington," said Perkins.

Perkins said Stanford is in a good position for him right now. "Coach Harbaugh is a really good coach and a funny guy," said Perkins. "The visit there for Junior Day went great. They showed us a lot and it was really nice. Coach (Tim) Drevno is who's recruiting me."

As a junior, Perkins ran for 1,377 yards and scored 14 touchdowns.

Academically, he has a 3.5 GPA and scored a 1500 on the SAT.

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