Oregon is having a big Friday on the recruiting trail. Shortly after the commitment of Brandon Buckner to the program, the program also received a commitment from JUCO cornerback Jadarrius Perkins from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.
It’s been thought that Perkins was an Oregon lean and he originally stated that he was going to commit on Wednesday this week, the same day that Oregon received a commitment from Moliki Matavao, however, he decided to push his commitment back a few days, but of course still picking the school many thought he was leaning towards.
There’s a lot to like about Perkins. First off, he will be coming in a little bit more seasoned with him not being a high school prospect, and on top of that, he has the frame at cornerback that it appears the Oregon coaching staff is trying to go, which is longer, bigger corners. Perkins stands at 6’2″ and 185 LBS.
On top of that big frame, he also held offers from 27 schools, including Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Baylor, and UCF, among many others.
This isn’t a commitment that will grab headlines nationally, but with Thomas Graham and Deommodore Lenoir coming into their final seasons in college, getting players at cornerback in this class that can come ready to play is one of the main priorities.
With 247 Sports not ranking past the top-seven JUCO prospects, this doesn’t move Oregon’s class from 11th. This commitment also continues a small pipeline that Oregon has begun to build from Mississippi, and getting into the Southeast and getting players is never a bad thing.
Top Photo: Jadarrius Perkins’ official Twitter account/@JDKNOWS2100