BUENA VISTA LAKE, Florida – Harold Perkins is a five-star linebacker, one of the best prospects in the state of Texas and was an extraordinary two-way in high school who also shined in running back.
Perkins is a hot commodity. And now he’s busy with Texas A&M.
The extraordinary Cypress (Texas) Cypress Park has engaged with the Aggies for LSU and Texas Sunday at the Under Armor All-America Game.
Just another elite prospect in Texas A&M’s wealthy recruiting class which also includes five-star Denver Harris, Evan Stewart and Walter Nolen and a host of other high-end four-star prospects.
The Aggies are charging.
“I feel like they’re not preparing to win anymore, I feel like they’re winning,” Perkins said. “They just need a few more pieces and they are there. As I said for a while, this will play an important role in my decision, I will play everywhere and I don’t want to stay in one position. “
His other contenders were also real options.
LSU has been something of a dream school for Perkins, who has a family in Louisiana and has been through Baton Rouge numerous times. But after the change of coach from Ed Orgeron to Brian Kelly, there was limited communication, so it wasn’t the same with the Tigers.
However, LSU was a serious contender to the end.
“I’m not going to lie, I’ve never talked to (Kelly),” Perkins said. “He’s bringing in a lot of veterans (coaches) and I feel this will help.”
Texas was also a finalist. Trainer Steve Sarkisian and his staff did a run and the Longhorns were definitely considered due to a NIL camp and other factors, but the Aggies would have been hard to beat during his recruiting and that’s how it turned out.
“What Sark is (Jeff) Banks done at Bama was great, “Perkins said.” They have an offensive mindset and they know what they’re doing and they’re bringing in some good defensive coaches to come in and prepare their boys. “