Perkins will sign with Arizona State

It's been a long road for Highland DB Demarkus Perkins (6-2, 200), but on Tuesday, May 24th, the talented defensive back decided on his football future and will sign with Arizona State...

"I've decided to sign with Arizona State," was the text Perkins sent

Perkins was also getting a lot of attention from Florida International, Minnesota, Miami and Indiana.

As a freshman for the Scotties last fall, Perkins played both safety and corner, totaling 36 tackles, one interception and eight passes defensed.

"Depending on the team we played and the defense we called, that determined what I was going to play," Perkins noted. "I love playing corner, but I like safety too. It doesn't really matter to me where a school wants me. I'll play anywhere."

As a prep, Perkins was a standout at Southeast High School in Bradenton, Florida, but was young and, as he states it, not ready to play big-time college football.

"I was only 17 when I graduated and I wasn't ready to face that on a day-to-day basis," Perkins told "I had a couple of friends who had played JC football and they said that going to Highland was a great opportunity for me.

"I was like 'they only won two games' and they were like, 'it doesn't matter' because if you can play, you can play and it will all come out and scouts will see you if you are worthy of it."

Perkins will finish up his two-year degree this summer and will have four years to play three wherever he ends up.

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