Wide Receiver, Class of 2023
Ironton HS, Ironton, OH
Ironton (OH) wide receiver Ty Perkins (6-3, 190) made good use of his time this spring. The three-star prospect, who claims eight scholarship offers, got his name out, with visits to schools he does and does not have offers from.
Perkins made in-person visits to Wisconsin, Northwestern, Illinois, Duke, Virginia Tech and Marshall. Only the latter two of that group have offered, but for Perkins, it was a matter of collecting plenty of research. Overall, though, he’s still likely months away from a final decision.
“I feel like I’m not anywhere close to making a big decision yet,” Perkins said. “I’m shooting for before the beginning of next football season. If you had me choose right now, I don’t think I could.”
Perkins, Rivals.com’s No. 24 player in Ohio and 247Sports’s No. 22 for the 2023 class, made a pair of visits to Blacksburg this spring. He was on hand March 22 for one of the Hokies’ practices and returned April 9 for their spring game.
“It was pretty awesome to see it and I really enjoyed it,” Perkins said. “It was wild. The fans get crazy, even for the spring game. I talked to all the coaches at spring practice the first time and got to be in the meeting room with Coach (Fontel) Mines in the wide receivers room, watch practice. But for the spring game, we got there, talked to Coach (Joe) Rudolph, who recruits my area and watched the game.”
Mines and Rudolph have both had a hand in recruiting Perkins. But the latter is the one he’s gotten to know best to this point.
“I really like them, but my parents haven’t been able to meet Coach Mines yet,” Perkins said. “But Coach Rudolph was just here and visited school (Wednesday). He watched me work out and recorded routes to send to Coach Mines. It was great having him there. We talked about what’s next for us. He wants me to get to summer camp, so I’ll probably be there. We’ll just stay in touch.”
Perkins said he doesn’t have a date yet but plans to return to Virginia Tech for one of its summer camps, likely in June. He said he hopes to follow up on what he’s already obtained.
“Blacksburg was amazing, how beautiful it was and awesome,” Perkins said. “Every building is made out of Hokie stone and it’s cool to see. Being the only power five offer, I’m really interested in Virginia Tech right now. I think they’re going to have a great season this year and I’d fit in the offense really well.”
Before his visit with the Hokies, Perkins had spent the previous weekend with the trio of Big Ten schools with his parents. None have offered, but he said each gave him plenty of information to mull over.
“I don’t think I could pick a favorite visit,” Perkins said. “It was all just awesome. We got to tour facilities, and everyone was really nice. Really, all of them said they’d...
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