Perkins played wide receiver for the Indians during his high school career. In 2009 he recorded 23 receptions for 498 yards, including 7 touchdowns in helping the Indians to a record of 8-4 and a 3A playoff appearance. His best regular season game was against Hinds AHS, a 24-17 Indian win, when he scored 2 TD’s on 3 catches.
“I am looking forward to enrolling at Alcorn State over the summer. I like coach Earnest Collins and his spread offense. I should have a good opportunity to play right away and become an impact player,” Perkins said on Wednesday.
His plans are to get a degree in Robotic Automation Technology, a new field that ASU is opening in the fall. His grade point average is a solid 3.2. He scored 17 on the ACT.
His father Chris played at Alcorn State from 1986 to 1990. “I’m very proud of my son’s accomplishments. He’s a well-rounded kid and is very committed to his work ethic,” the elder Perkins said.
The Alcorn signee said that coach Vince Granberry, who came to Hazlehurst in 2009, made a big impact on his life. “Coach taught me how to persevere and be more dedicated as a team player,” Perkins said.
Perkins was named to the Clarion-Ledger’s Top 125 Players in the state in 2009. He also excels as a track athlete, competing in the 4 x 100 relay, the 4 x 200 relay and in the high jump.
High school counselor Shandreic Ashmore, who taught Perkins geometry during his sophomore year, said “I’ve really enjoyed having him as a student. He is a very mannerable young man and should be highly successful in his future endeavors.”
Perkins mother is Sandra Perkins.