Perkins continues to shine for Gahr

Washington got an early commitment from Gahr (Cerritos, Ca.) WR Josh Perkins and since then, the talented wideout hasn't done much in the way of talking. spoke with productive receiver recently and got an update including his thoughts on possibly heading to Montlake early...

"I talked with coach (Jimmy) Dougherty pretty recently," Perkins told "He keeps telling me how excited they are to get me up there and to work with me.

"They talked to me about coming up early so I could be there in the spring, but I talked to my dad about it and he wants me to stay and run track so that's what I'm going to do."

On a team that is currently 3-4, Perkins is second on the team in receptions (49) and yards (759) and leads the Gladiators in touchdowns with 8.

"We've struggled some, but we're just battling," Perkins said. "You just keep going out and playing hard and good things will happen, but you never quit...ever."

Perkins' college choice has also struggled this season and he said he's watched a few of the games.

"I saw the USC game and it was a great game," Perkins said. "I watched the game like I was going to be playing it and I could definitely see myself out there running around.

"I think I'm a unique player, but I do a lot of the same things their guys (Devin Aguilar and Jermaine Kearse) do out on the field.

"I play a physical game and I like to block, so I think it will be a good transition for me."

As far as recruiting is concerned, Perkins said once he committed to Washington, most schools backed off, but one Pac 10 school still makes contact.

"I'm hearing from UCLA a little, but not really," Perkins said. "I'm a Husky and I'm happy with my decision."

This Friday, Gahr takes on Lynwood in a San Gabriel Valley Conference tilt.

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