Perkins prepares for senior season

It came as a bit of a surprise when Ghar (Cerritos, Ca.) WR Josh Perkins decided to end the recruiting process back in June and commit to Washington and since then, the talented wideout has been focused on getting ready for what he hopes is a big senior season. caught up with the gifted athlete recently and he updated us on his summer and when he plans to set up his official visit...

"I've just been working out with my team mostly," Perkins told "I want this to be a big year for me, but I really haven't set any personal goals. Mainly, I just want to get to the CIF (playoffs) and then we'll see how we do. You have to get there before you can do anything else."

As a junior on a team that went 6-5, Perkins hauled in 36 catches for 486 yards and led the Gladiators with nine touchdowns.

"Coaches all liked my quickness and my strength," Perkins said. "They liked my toughness too because I'm not scared to go across the middle and to block."

In addition to his offer from the Dawgs, Perkins also sports offers from Minnesota, San Jose State, San Diego State and New Mexico State.

"No new schools have offered, but I'm still getting a lot of interest from Washington State and Cal and Oregon State and a few other schools," Perkins said. "I'm sold on being a Husky though, so I don't see anything changing my mind, but I'm always polite to them and I listen and then tell them I'm committed to (Washington)."

As far as setting his official visit up to see Seattle, Perkins said he's already taken the SAT (back on June 5th) and he's hoping to set it up for sometime during the fall.

"I'd love to go up there for a game, but I need to make sure my schedule works out that way," Perkins said. "I'll talk to the coaches (at Washington) and set it up, but right now they are getting ready for their season and I'm getting ready for mine, so that's really where my focus is."

The Gladiators kick of the 2010 season on September 3rd with a game against Millikan.

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